BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Oct 27: The hope and expectation with which Amrit Pharmacies were set up across the State have evaporated into thin air. It seems Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is long on cleanliness and short on procuring medicines.
Patients coming to GMCH for treatment do not even find necessary medicines in the pharmacy.
Speaking to this reporter, an attendant of a patient under treatment at GMCH, Suro Kalita said, “My child is suffering from dengue. He has high temperature. We’ve come here in the morning for treatment as he has a serious fever. After a very long wait we’ve been allowed to see the doctor but none of the medicines prescribed by the doctor is available in the pharmacy. We had to rush to nearby private pharmacies for medicines.”
GMCH patients said that the hospital has developed a lot on cleanliness, but a lot of emphasis must be laid on the availability of medicines in its Amrit Pharmacy.
Biplob Saikia, a patient said, “I’ve come from Khumtai, Golaghat for better treatment of burn injuries on my face. I’m from a poor family and GMCH is our only ray of hope. We can’t afford to go for private hospitals. We’re very happy with the government’s announcement on Amrit Pharmacy. We’re said that we would be provided with medicines on discount. Pathetically, I didn’t find any of my medicines here.”
“I hope medicines will be made available for patients very soon,” he said.