Shillong, Jan 8: The callous attitude of the state’s health department has reached to such a level that a PHC in the bordering village with Assam is running without a doctor for about three years.
“On several occasions I have complaint to the state health minister on the issue but the reply that I always get is that there are shortages of doctors,” Independent legislator from Mawhati , Julius Dorphang told newsmen today. Dorphang informed that the PHC at Mawlaisi in Ri-Bhoi district bordering Assam serves about 20 villages. He also informed that malaria is prevalent in this area. According to Dorphang the state government had in fact appointed a doctor for the PHC at Mawlasi but he never turned up for duty. Presently only one Ayush doctor is serving at the PHC. He also informed that the absence of a doctor at the PHC has forced the sick to either go to Bhoirymbong or come to Shillong for treatment. “I have taken up the issue with the Committee on Subordite Legislation of the Meghalaya Assembly and here too I got the same reply that there is no doctor,” Dorphang said.