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Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital faces shortage of doctors, patients suffer

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

GOLAGHAT (Dhekial), July 21: At a time when State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma after taking charge as State Health Minister, has been trying to bring change in the health department, various sections of Golaghat Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital are functioning without doctors.

Golaghat Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital is the only hope for the general people of Sarupathar, Barpathar, Merapani, Chungajan, Morangi, Gomari, Kamargaon, Khumtai and Numaligarh under the Golaghat district. But due to uvailability of sufficient doctors, where 12 posts of doctors are still lying vacant, patients are suffering without proper treatment.

The civil authority has maged to run the hospital by attaching seven doctors from various rural areas. But following the instruction of the government, the doctors have gone back to their origil place of posting. As a result, various departments like surgery and medicine in Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital are without doctors.

The patients and attendants alleged that there is ultrasound machine but tests are not done. Besides, there is also a drugs distribution pharmacy but it does not have sufficient medicines. Interestingly, the high-tech equipments like ultra sonography machine, ECG, X-ray machine, Laparoscopy machine are not available due to which patients have to depend on the private laboratories, most of which have not fulfilled required norms. The doctors allegedly ask the patients and attendant to take the patients to the private laboratories for even blood test, X-ray and other tests.

The people of Golaghat district have demanded appointment of doctors immediately at Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital.

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