LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur district unit of Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) has demanded to improve the medical services in Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital (LMCH).
In support of the demand, the members and activists of the political party who came from different parts of the district, took out a protest rally in North Lakhimpur town on Wednesday. The rally started from North Lakhimpur railway station premises and concluded at the main gate of the LMCH, wherein the protesters demonstrated for hours. During the course of the rally, the protesters rented the air by shouting various slogans in support of their demands.
Through the same protest programme, the political party further demanded the Government of Assam to appoint required number of doctors in LMCH and to supply medicines. Moreover, supply of pure drinking water in every ward including the Mother and Children Hospital, mitigation of the shortage of beds, conduct of the medical tests like MRI, CT Scan in the LMCH, immediate delivery of the test reports, maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene in the toilets, installation of standard quality generators to avoid mess during the disruption of power supply due to load shedding were also demanded.
Later, in support of these demands, the political party submitted a memorandum to the Superintendent of the LMCH, who arrived at the spot. Addressing the protesters, the Superintendent of the LMCH declared that all machines with quality, required for common medical tests, would be available in the medical institution within two months.
While leading the protest programme, Lakhimpur district unit SUCI(C) secretary Anupam Chutia said that the required number of speciality doctors had not been appointed yet in LMCH, though the medical institution was inaugurated in February. "Moreover, there is no facility for MRI, no supply of medicines, no supply of pure drinking water in LMCH. Nobody expects such a situation in a medical college and hospital. LMCH is being neglected by the government, though the people of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Majuli are dependant on it," Chutia added.
"The party will intensify the protest unless the medical services in the LMCH are improved at the earliest," Chutia declared while submitting the memorandum to the Superintendent.