Judges inspect hospital

The inspection comes in the wake of the order from the High Court directing all the district court judges to inspect and file a report on the state of government hospitals in the State.

The judges met taluk medical inspector and doctors at Primary Health Centre and collected information about the problems faced by the hospital.

The medicines are not supplied according to the local requirements. Further the medicines  supplied to the Primary Health Centres are not the ones required by them, said Ambika, a doctor at Jangamakote Primary Health Centre.

The medicines available with the district hospital are supplied once in a year and primary health centres are supposed include the essential drugs in the annual demand schedule, she said.

Due to this the primary centres are not in a position to procure the medicines midway even if there is a shortfall, complained Ambika who said that this was main cause for the skirmishes between hospital staff and public.

A lot of the problems would be solved if the doctors and other staff members are recruited based on the local needs of the hospital, said another doctor Vijay who complained that in the 50-bed Government Hospital (Shidlaghatta) there were only 3 doctors and on permanent nurses. The judges received the complaints from the doctors.
Ganjigunte Medical Officer Anil Kumar, Sadali Chandrashekar Reddy, Bashettahalli B Gopal, Dibburahalli Dinakar  and others were present on the occasion.

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