Patients rue shortage of medicines at CHC Bambooflat

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10 Feb 2019

Recurring shortage of medicines at Community Health Centre, Bambooflat, has become a cause of concern for thousands of residents in the Ferrargunj Tehsil.  As per reports, patients from different areas under the Ferrargunj Tehsil are forced to seek treatment at the GB Pant Hospital facing countless hardships including shelling out extra bucks or wait in long queues at the hospital. Despite consistent rise in the number of patients, the UT Health Department has so far failed to ensure adequate supply of medicines at Bambooflat Health Centre. Even pleas by representatives from different political parties has so far failed to garner the attention of the authorities.
Recently, the Mahila Block Congress Committee and Block Congress Committee, Bambooflat staged a dharna in front of the Community Health Centre, Bambooflat to draw the attention of the Directorate of Health Services and A&N Administration on deteriorating health care facilities at the health centre, which has become a major concern for the rural residents. The dharna demanded regular supply of medicine, regular posting of Gynaecologist, scheduled visit of Speciality and Super Speciality Doctors, posting of Technicians for O.T & E.C.G, setting up of Dialysis unit, construction of R.C.C Ramp for Special ward and Children ward located at first floor, construction of Waiting Shed for Mortuary, providing of New Ambulance, keeping a standby Vehicle Ferry at night for transfer of serious patients from CHC Bambooflat to GB Pant Hospital.
“Public representatives from Ferrargunj area met the authorities umpteen times in the past requesting for opening of a Dialysis Unit, adequate stock of medicines at CHC Bambooflat, but in vain. The Health Department should consider opening the facility at the earliest, which will hugely benefit needy patients in this region besides reducing the burden at GB Pant Hospital,” said some Bambooflat residents.