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KSU slams government for poor condition of hospital

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, May 5: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), South West Khasi Hills District (SWKHD) has slammed the state government as well as the authorities of the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Wahkaji for failing to cater the basic health-care to the people of the area.

“The construction of the hospital here is just wastage of public money. Even though the hospital was established in the early 90’s, it has not been able to provide any service to the people of the region during this period,” general secretary of KSU, SWKH, Trulywell Lyngdoh told newsmen here on Thursday.

He informed that the Union came to know that the UCIL has also not handover the health care back to the state government till date and suspect that the company still desire to carry uranium mining in this area. State Health & Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek, however assured the KSU took look into the matter. Meanwhile the NGOs also demanded the state government for Up-gradation of Nonghyllam Health Sub – Center to PHC.

Expressing similar views, president KSU, SWKH Forwardman Nongrem said that till date only the PHC at Ranikor is operatiolize but the sub-centre in the area is ictive and people have to travel up to 25 kms to go to the PHC at Ranikor.

He added, “The only way to ensure provision of adequate basic health services is to expand the quantitative and qualitative service of the said sub - centre by upgrading it to a Primary Health Centre.”

He further said that the Health Minister has given the assurance to look into the matter and has also promise to conduct a survey of the area.

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