SILCHAR: During the maiden visit and review of the overall treatment facilities at Silchar Medical College and Hospital on Monday by Keerthi Jalli, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Principal of the premier medical institution, Babul Bezbaruah, apprised her of the various hurdles faced by him and doctors in extending the best services to the patients. Shortage of doctors, nurses and other paramedic staff stand in the way of smooth functioning and treatment. In fact, this is not a new phenomenon, but an endemic issue of the more than 50-year-old college and hospital.
Keerthi Jalli, in her conclave with Dr Bezbaruah, Bhaskar Gupta, Superintendent, Dr Abhijit Swami and other doctors, assured them of her efforts to pursue the issues with Dispur for solution. She took stock of the status of patients undergoing treatment at the Covid 19 ward. Four Nizamuddin returnees, who were admitted here, were discharged after treatment. After that, five Ajmer Shariff pilgrims positive cases were admitted who are undergoing treatment. The first Covid 19 case of Assam, hailing from a village of Hailakandi, also got admitted here for treatment, but unfortunately, he expired due to other complications in his body.
The Deputy Commissioner appreciated the dedicated services being extended by the doctors, nurses and staff during the worst calamity. She made a round of the hospital and went inside the Microbiology department accompanied by Sumit Sattavan, ADC, and saw the testing equipments for Coronavirus. 15 doctors and 18 nurses and paramedical staff had to be quarantined and released after treatment. The Covid 19 crisis has also bright sides of the doctors and nurses displaying their noble and human faces.