This hospital faces a drought of doctors

Not just facilities

This hospital faces a drought of doctors

The government hospital here faces a shortage of doctors and is bereft of basic facilities.

Hundreds of patients who visit the hospital everyday have to return disappointed because of non-availability of resources.

The hospital located in the heart of Gudibande town is set up utilising crores of funds under the health schemes but hardly has any doctors on duty.
A majority of the patients who come here including farmers living below poverty line.

Other hospitals

They are often directed to other hospitals but there is not even a single private hospital nearby in the taluk. The patients are left with no choice but to rush to hospitals in Bangalore, Gauribidnur and Chikkaballapur even for basic treatment.

The residents are furious over a lack of attention given by the elected representatives to the hospital. The authorities concerned have failed to appoint doctors and nurses in this hospital. The medicines are also not supplied on time.

Several efforts have been made to appoint doctors on contract basis or for a fixed period but they do not remain on duty for a long time, despite providing sufficient incentives to the doctors in rural areas.

As a result, as many as 50 wards in the hospital lie vacant due to a decline in the intake of patients.

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