Moheshkhola dispensary, Gillagora sub-centre & Khnojoy PHC are not functioning: UAYF
SHILLONG: The United Anchalik Youth Federation (UAYF) has alleged that several public healthcare centres in Ranikor constituency of South West Khasi Hills district are not functioning despite availability of infrastructure.
President of the UAYF Sanggra Marak pointed out that at least three government-run healthcare centres in Ranikor constituency –- Moheshkhola dispensary, Gillagora sub-centre and the Khnojoy PHC – are not functioning.
Pointing out that “these centres are meant to serve the poor rural folks in need of medical care”, Marak said, and added: “The most backward and down-trodden areas under this constituency are Moheshkhola, Gillagora and Khonjoy in terms of medical service and facilities.”
According to the UAYF president, “there is a dispensary at Moheshkhola which was established way back in the 1980s but it never had a single working day since its inception.”
Marak further alleged that “just one ANM (nurse in-charge) for Sibari in South Garo Hills was posted at the Moheshkhola dispensary to take care of all kinds of primary medical needs of the area.
“She is supposed to be present in the dispensary to give her full support to citizens during the time of need, but she never attended her duty since she got appointed to this dispensary,” Marak stated.
The UAYF president also alleged that the residents of Moheshkhola area go to Bangladesh in time of medical emergencies.
He also said that the “building of Gillagora sub-centre now lies in a dilapidated condition. It was built to provide medical services to residents living in an area not easily accessible. There are no staff nurses nor doctors,” Marak alleges.
The UAYF president informed that in September 2018 authorities had inspected this infrastructure but till now nothing has started at this facility.
“The sub-centre lies like a ghost building,” Marak said.
Meanwhile, he also said that Khonjoy PHC was a result of fake promises made by politicians.
“The campus and other necessary facilities are already constructed,” the UAYF president said.
According to him, there were promises that this PHC will be provided with the best medical services to the residents of Khonjoy area but all these were fake promises since not a single doctors has been appointed till date.
Condemning the sorry state of affairs at these health infrastructures in the remote areas of the State, the UAYF has demanded urgent intervention to solve the issues afflicting the three health facilities at Moheshkhola, Gillagora and Khonjoy.
Marak said that the UAYF had sent three memorandums to the authorities concerned but nothing has happened till date.
“The citizens of Moheshkhola, Gillagora and Khonjoy have become more alert. Neglecting this area in terms of medical development shall no longer be tolerated,” Marak warned.
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