Opp takes jibe at State Govt over shortage of doctors
Questioning the deterioration in the level of the medical services in the State, the Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee President Pritam Singh said that on the one hand the State Government is talking of development while on the other hand shortage of doctors in Government hospitals and inadequate child birth facilities, expectant mothers are facing major inconvenience.
The PCC chief said that due to the shortage of beds in hospitals, the patients in the mountainous regions are forced to sleep in the hospital verandah. He said that in the majority of Government hospitals in the mountainous regions there are no doctors to attend to child birth. On the other hand, the State Government is patting its own back talking about development in Uttarakhand. Singh said that in the border area of Dehradun district, the locals have been protesting for about one week now demanding appointment of doctors in the Tyuni hospital. However, the State Government has remained apathetic to the situation and the demand of the public. While visiting the Tyuni area, the PCC chief referring to the condition of the Tyuni hospital, stating that had the State Government been sensitive towards facilitation of medical service, it would have appointed doctors in this hospital by now. Singh alleged that a similarly sorry state of affairs is being experienced also on the Char Dham Yatra route where demise of pilgrims is becoming more frequent. He said, “There have been consistent reports in the newspapers about the deteriorated condition of hospitals in the state. Despite this, the government does not appear to be learning a lesson and is citing budgetary constraints to avoid facing its responsibility. If the State Government does not do what is necessary to improve the pathetic condition of medical services, the Congress party will undertake a movement on the issue from the Vidhan Sabha to the roads,” he said. As Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat handles the important portfolio of health, he is morally all the more responsible to facilitate the needful, he added.
“In a State where hospitals lack doctors and medicines to treat patients, the public will teach a lesson to the double-engine Government in the coming local body and Lok Sabha elections. The Congress had promised to provide all possible cooperation to the Bharatiya Janata Party Government for constructive efforts. But, instead of executing developmental works, the BJP government is spreading misinformation to meet its interests,” opined the PCC president.
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