The Congress MLA from Kedarnath Manoj Rawat has said that the Rudraprayag district where the numbers of Covid cases are on rise is suffering from official apathy. He said that the chief medical officer (CMO) of the district is not in good health while the Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS) of district hospital of Rudraprayag is suffering from Covid 19.
The MLA added that many doctors of the districts including the in charges of Community Health Centres (CHC) of Ukhimath and Agastyamuni are deployed in Haridwar. These doctors were sent on Kumbh duty but the administration has retained them in the Bafa Barfani hospital Haridwar after the end of Kumbh.
Narrating the sorry state of affairs in the district Rawat said that anaesthetist of the district Covid hospital is indisposed (Covid 19 positive) due to which ventilator and portable ventilators of the hospital are not being used. The hospital has eight ventilators and two portable ventilators.
“To add to the problems, the serious patients which are being referred to Srinagar Medical College hospital are being refused admission. Since the medical college has been entrusted with the additional task of operating the Baba Barfani hospital in Haridwar the functioning of medical college hospital has been affected severely,’’ he said. The MLA said that the critically ill patients of Rudraprayag district are dying in absence of facilities and doctors.