JAMUGURIHAT, Oct 22 � The Chatiya New Primary Health Centre near here was established to cater to the health needs of nearly one lakh people of the vast area. But to the surprise of all, there is not a single doctor to look after the suffering people for the last six months.
The two doctors who had been serving here for quite some time have been transferred without any substitutes. Dr Anupam Das, a doctor under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), who has been assigned to the PHC, is now having a tough time as he is to treat and issue prescription to more than 200 patients daily on an average. And the most disgusting fact is that he is not authorised to sign birth and death certificates, as a result of which the people here are facing a lot of trouble.
At a time when the government has established as many as three medical colleges and many other model hospitals in the State, the existing old hospitals are running without the required number of doctors and paramedical staff. The people here have urged the Deputy Commissioner of Sonitpur to look into the matter and take immedite steps in this respect so that the people of Chatiya do not have to suffer further.