No end to patient woes at Sullia CHC

With the shortage of staff and doctors, the patients who visit Community Health Centre (CHC) are put to great inconvenience in Sullia. 

As the viral diseases are on the rise during mosnoon, the large number of patients who visit the centre are forced to wait in a queue from morning till evening. The sanctioned post to the centre is seven doctots. However, there are only two doctors on duty. The community health centre has 50 bed in-patient ward. As a result, two doctors will have to attend to the outpatients as well as inpatients at a time. They have to work even during night time. 

More than 500 outpatients visit the health centre in a week. Treating them is a challenge for the two doctors. Dr Karunakar is the medical officer and Dr Hemalatha is the gynaecologist in the health centre. Bellare Primary Health Centre’s Dr Paramesh is on deputation for three days in a week. Inspite of this, there is a shortage of four doctors. 

In fact, several patients fall sick after waiting in such a long queue. Many a time, few patients return home without getting check up after looking at the serpentine queue. 

Even the generator in the hospital has been spoilt. If there was any disruption in power supply, then patients have to depend on candles in the night.  Mosquitoe menace is also another problem in the hospital, say inpatients. 

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