Shortage of doctors, medicines hit Raha Rantholi 30-bed hospital
Though the Health Minister of Assam is taking various steps to improve the health services of the rural area , health centres in rural areas are still unable to provide better services to the common people due to the unavailability of required number of doctors , medicines, nurses etc.
The 30-bed year old Raha Ranthali Hospital is meant to cater to the health needs of more than 50 villages . But not to speak of other facitilities ,the health centre is running without a residential health and medical officer ( MHO ). Instead of three doctors needed by a large number of patients everyday , there is only one Doctor found available while investigated.
During investigation it has come to light that the Hospital employees have been neglecting their duties , due to which the patients are being deprived from availing proper treatment and medicines. Besides , the local people allege this correspondent that the Hospital staffs always refuse to give the medicines prescribed by the doctors to the patients and suggest them to buy the same from the outside. They further allege that the same employees sale the Govt. supplied medicines meant for the Hospital patients , outside and distribute among their relatives. The local people have therefore demanded the health authority concerned to look into the matter and ameliorate their perennial plight. They have also demanded the authority to place a resident doctor immediately so that they need not wait for the arrival of the doctors from the district head.
1 Jun 2015 - 5:04pm | Daya Nath Singh
More than two hundred villagers and beneficiaries of Indira Awaas Yojana ( IAY ) scheme , under Raha revenue circle ,today staged a demonstration in front of the Block Development Office ,Raha.
The demonstrators shouting slogans against Ataphoor Rahaman, BDO , Raha block alleged that their funds meant for the construction of their IAY house were not released for several months by the BDO due to the fishy deal between the BDO and Raha MLA Piyush Hazarika. Later , talking to the media the BDO also confessed the allegations leveled against him by the demonstrators and agreed to release the funds.
6 Mar 2012 - 4:08pm | editor
Chief Conservator of Forests Abhjit Rabha and Ranger Ranjan Baruah were released unharmed at about 1030 hrs IST near Bokoliaghat Forest Range Office last night. What first appeared to be a rumour was confirmed by Bakoliaghat Police. The duo were found approaching Bakoliaghat by forest patrolmen in the morning and brought to the Bakoliaghat Range Office. Superintendent of Police B.B Chetry rushed to Bakoliaghat and escorted them back to Diphu Civil Hospital. Even though declared to be otherwise fit they are yet under physical checkup and are being administered upon.
Family members of both the officers are in Diphu with them. Rabha and Baruah accidently fell into the hands of insurgents on 3rdMarch while returning from a successful survey at Singhason Peak. It is however not certain whether the insurgents received the ransom they demanded against the officers' release.
10 Jul 2013 - 10:09pm | AT News
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday asked Shantikam Hazarika to go on leave. The bid to end SEBA deadlock came up when AASU leaders talked to chief minister at Koinadhara on Wednesday. Then the AASU leaders decided to call off the indefinite sit-in at SEBA office premises. Gogoi told the AASU delegation that Hazarika cant be replaced without any recommendation by the panel probing the allegations against the SEBA.