KALIABOR, Aug 25 - Kaliabor-Jakhalabandha PHC, which has been serving the people of entire Kaliabor subdivision since its inception for the first time is facing a major problem. All the machinery � diagnostic and others � ECG, X-ray, Dental and baby care, computers, generators, Blood storage materials etc., got totally damaged in the flood havoc of August 13, which suddenly inundated the entire hospital and where the water level reached five to six feet. The patients wards, doctor�s quarter, nurse�s quarter were all under water. As a precautionary measure, the hospital authority had released all the patients just before inundation. It is learnt that the repair of the damaged machinery will cost more than Rs 50 lakh. The OPD started functioning from August 17 while doctors of the MMU have also been engaged in duty there. The patients are getting medical services regularly.
In this connection, it may be mentioned that Water Resource Minister, Keshab Mahanta has handed over a cheque of Rs 4 lakh each to the wife of AL Chouhan, Bharati Chouhan and family of Bharati Gour who drowned in the floods.