BONGAIGAON, Sept 18 � The Bongaigaon district unit of the AASU has demanded development of the healthcare facilities, supply of adequate medicines and appointment of permanent doctors and trained nurses at the Bongaigaon Civil Hospital. It also called for the installation of latest medical devices and machines at the hospital in a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister and State Health Minister through the Deputy Commissioner on Monday.
AASU district president Chandan Medhi said that the common people, especially those who cannot afford private healthcare service, have been deprived of the basic treatment facilities supposed to be available in government hospitals and health centres in the district.
Medhi also protested against the reinstatement of Joydeep Kole, hospital administrator, at the civil hospital as the latter was transferred on various charges.
The Bongaigaon district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha also submitted a memorandum to the Joint Director of Health Services, Bongaigaon, in protest against the reinstatement of Kole in the hospital.
The Morcha warned the district health department that they would oppose tooth and nail the rejoining of Kole in the hospital and district health department would be responsible for any untoward incident evolved out of the protest if the demand goes unheard.