JORHAT, July 30 - A group of citizens here led by RTI activist and lawyer - Rintu Goswami and Gautam Borah - a bank official and a sportsman Nayan Jyoti Sarmah and a social worker Arunjoy Saikia, on Wednesday sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister and Health Minister seeking their intervention for providing immediate and adequate medical treatment to common public suffering from serious ailments. The memorandum, sent through the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner, stated that from various sources it was known that during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic period the common people here had been deprived of getting immediate and adequate treatment, both in government and private hospitals.
The citizens urged both the Chief Minister and the Health Minister to take necessary measures to provide immediate and proper treatment to the patients in serious health conditions like in case of heart attack, stroke, accident cases, fire accident victims and other ailments of grave nature without waiting for the Covid-19 test results, both in private and government hospitals.
The memoranda mentioned that the medical treatment for the patients with serious ailments and other emergency cases should be available round-the-clock.
The memorandum also sought setting up of separate units or wards in both Government and private hospitais for COVID positive and COVID negative patients so that everyone should get the required treatment.
Separate ICU and ventilator facility be provided to non-COVID patients and Rapid Antigen Test facility, if necessary, be provided in both private and government hospitals, so everyone gets the required treatment, the memorandum said.
The memorandum further urged to allow attendants or famly members or friends of patients to move freely for medica! purpose and to that effect necessary steps should be taken.
The memorandum concluded with the request to give necessary directions to concerned authorities for providing immedlate treatment to the common people more particularly chlidren and old-aged persons.