Poor healthcare facilities trigger tension in Balangir
People of Balangir are celebrating their young MP’s participation in a SAARC conference. And, now I read this piece of news from Balangir. Balangir Medical College is a dead issue because of people of Balangir. Why blame only netas?
Bhubaneswar: Dozens of locals on Friday gheraoed the Bolangir CDMO’s office demanding explanation on negligence in providing healthcare and other problems plaguing the hospital.
Problems always seem to be a part of Balangir District Headquarter Hospital with sometimes issues like improper sanitation facilities and sometimes denigrated healthcare facilities coming to the fore. With shortage of staff in the hospital the problems have only worsened so far.
The aggrieved locals protested that in spite of presence of doctors patients are not treated well.
“Most of the times doctors spend their duty hours at their private clinics rather than hospital while nurses treat patients,” a person said adding “even most of the times serious patients also do not get beds for admission into the hospital while nurses treat their kin badly.”
Amid such scenario, recently a patient named Iswar Chandra Mishra of Barpalli area, who was admitted in the hospital died due to wrong medication from nurses while doctors were absent during their duty hours. This has led to protests in the hospital premises.
While queried on the issue, CDMO Rabi Narayan Tripathy indirectly confessed the mistake on behalf of the hospital authorities saying that protests are very general as it was their mistake.
“I know how it feels. There was wrong dosage during medication. Protests are very normal as we have committed a mistake,” he said.
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