GUWAHATI, May 9 � The Gauhati University Hospital, established way back in 1955-56, is in a dilapidated condition. Despite numerous protests by the student fraternity, the authorities concerned are yet to take any action to improve the condition of the hospital.
There is an urgent need to address the issue for the benefit of the students, especially for the boarders who are away from their parents.
Talking to this Correspondent, a few students of the varsity expressed deep concern over the degrading condition of the GU Hospital. The Vice President of the Post Graduate Student�s Union also alleged that the hospital is unable to provide even the bare minimum medicine even for seasonal diseases. Not to talk of the condition of the X-Ray machine, hospital beds, toilets, roof of the hospital and ambulance service of the hospital.
Previously, the Directorate of Health Service used to send monthly medicine packages to the hospital, although it was not in adequate quantities.
The Registrar of Gauhati University, talking to this Correspondent also admitted of certain anomalies in the hospital, but at the same breath also claimed that the authorities are taking some steps to renovate the hospital. He said that in the next two months the authorities will improve the hospital�s infrastructure, like toilets, patients� beds, sample collection room, roof treatment, refrigerators, etc. The authorities are also in talks with the State Health Department in regard to a tie-up with GMC, MMC and Narayana Hrudalaya, for better service to the students.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) also informed that efforts are being made to improve the hospital with better modern facilities. At present the varsity is providing monthly medicines worth Rs 15,000 which is not adequate. There is urgent need of specialists in the hospital, apart from four permanent doctors and an Ayurvedic doctor. There is also a need of a lady residential doctor in the campus, he added.