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Poor rural health care: Dakua mini- PHC functioning without doctors

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

TANGLA, Oct 13: In yet another sordid tale of the government’s utter negligence towards the rural health sector , the Dakua Mini PHC at Purandia in Udalguri district, which was established way back in 1975, lacks proper infrastructure and staff.

The mini healthcare centre, located at a distance of 10km from Tangla town, is the lifeline for the people of Dewar, Khokabasti, Tetalichuba, Kaulibhanga, Hahini , Majgaon, Gerua, Purandia and Bangaon villages . The mini PHC is currently functioning with a Homeopathic doctor Dr. Utpal Sarmah who officially needs to visits the centre twice a week but he allegedly visits only once a week. Only a pharmacist, Bhaskar Jyoti Sarmah, and fourth grade employee, gendra Kr. th regularly turn up in the centre for treating patients numbering 20-30 everyday. Another post of MBBS doctor is lying vacant since April, 2016.

The villagers have also alleged lack of proper medicines in the centre. The villagers have appealed to the State Health Department for immediate appointment of doctor in the mini PHC.

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