JORHAT, Aug 4 - Activists of AJYCP here burnt an effigy symbolising the State Health Department at Mithapukhuri Road here on Monday to protest against the department over many deaths across the State due to �lack of medical treatment� at hospitals and medical centres in recent times.
The protesters alleged that several deaths in recent days occurred due to the alleged practice of not attending to patients brought to hospitals in a serious condition until Covid-19 results were out.
The protesters, holding placards, shouted slogans against the Government following a �faulty policy� of keeping patients with serious ailments brought to hospitals unattended until the Covid-19 test results were out, which led to loss of many lives.
The protesters stated that in several cases, the results of patients brought in a serious condition had subsequently turned out to be Covid-19 negative.
They demanded the Government take necessary measures in the hospitals to provide immediate treatment to 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.
It may be mentioned here that last week a group of citizens here had dashed off a memorandum to the Chief Minister and Health Minister seeking their intervention for providing immediate and adequate medical treatment to the common public suffering from serious ailments.
It may be mentioned here that Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during his visit to JMCH on July 18 had observed that in view of the large number of Covid-19 infections among doctors and employees at the JMCH, a separate isolation ward be set up for all patients coming to the hospital for emergency treatment in order to contain the spread.
The Minister had suggested that patients should first be isolated and doctors wearing PPE kits should examine them. He had said that the patients should be tested for Covid-19 infections, the results of which should be given as early as possible.