FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, July 6: With an aim to familiarize himself with the public health system across the state and its operatiol conditions, Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has been making several visits to the hospitals and other medical institutions of the state.
Pul on Tuesday visited the General Hospital at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district where he found the hospital infrastructure to be in deplorable condition with acute shortage of manpower, equipment and machineries, an official report informed here today.
The existing hospital building is five decades old with hollow walls, fractured floors and poor water supply system.
Expressing exasperation at the poor infrastructure, idequate equipment and manpower, the chief minister assured complete overhaul of the hospital.
He asked the health authority to submit a comprehensive proposal mentioning all requirements such as medicines, manpower, equipment and machineries including all renovation works and new constructions if need be.
Pul asked the authority to prepare a need-based proposal and said that the government would fund for a complete proposal rather than for piece-meal requirements.
He inspected the eye operation room and the working conditions of the equipment.
During inspection of the X-Ray room, the doctors informed him of lack of specialists such as radiologists, Medicine specialists and ENT surgeon.
Pul visited the maternity ward and neotal intensive care unit. He found the operation room with leaking roof that had completely drenched the floor due to heavy downpour in recent days.
He asked the authority to bring along the department engineers for complete survey for such renovation works.
He also visited the operation theatre, where he was informed of equipment shortages such as Boyle’s Apparatus, C-Arm, digital LED shadow less OT light, Autoclave and Incinerator.
Pul during the day also conducted a surprise inspection of the Government Higher Secondary School and reviewed the status of infrastructure and other facilitates here.
Each classroom in the school accommodated 150 students on average leading to overcrowding. The school built in 1953 urgently need complete renovation and overhauling, urged the school authority.
The chief minister inspected classrooms to see for himself the condition. He also inspected the toilet facilities for the students.
He found the school infrastructure in deplorable state with broken walls, floors and poor water supply.
The school authority placed the demand for two numbers of subject teacher in the position of senior teachers including a junior teacher for English subject, the release added.