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Pre-Poll gimmick: CM inaugurates Satirbazar District hospital, dumps blame on Centre, Doctors for poor Healthcare in Tripura
Pre-Poll  gimmick: CM inaugurates Satirbazar District hospital, dumps blame on Centre, Doctors for poor Healthcare in Tripura
PHOTO : Chief Minister inaugurates Santir Bazar District Hospital. TIWN Pic Match 27

SANTIRBAZAR, South Tripura, March 27 (TIWN): Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today admitted that state government failed to get efficient doctors to cure altogether 17 different critical diseases in Tripura. “The government failed to make new doctors specialized in different critical diseases till now. It is because the Medical Council of India did not permit to introduce the required medical infrastructures at our medical colleges,” Sarkar said. CM Manik Sarkar inaugurated District hospital in Santirbazar today. 100 beds Santirbazar District Hospital, has been set up near Bagafa RD Block and expenditure incurred for the construction of District Hospital was Rs 27 crores. Santirbazar PHC has been upgraded to district hospital. Rather than mentioning poor situation of healthcare across Tripura, Chief Minister spent most of his speech accusing Central Govt, Tripura Doctors for all the miseries involving health sector in State.

Taking pride of his regime, Sarkar said that the patients diagnosed of any critical disease are provided an amount to the tune of Rs. 1 lakh and 25 thousands for better treatment from the government side. The money is sanctioned only for the referral patients whose yearly income is less than Rs. 1.5 lakh.

Referring to the doctors, the Chief Minister reiterated to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship and provide better healthcare services to the patients. “In some cases, feud occurred between doctors and patients centering healthcare services.

The doctors would have to be aware to evade such occurrence in the hospitals.

Every passed out MBBS doctor will be posted at villages for five years as per the medical college rule,” Sarkar said. The newly upgraded hospital has a total of 3 doctors, 8 nursing staffs and 12 paramedical staffs. As of now, the hospital is devoid of blood bank, but the hospital has opened a blood storage center and telemedicine facility.

Besides, Health and family Welfare Minister Badal Choudhury, Jail Minister Manindra Reang, MLA Basudeb majumder,MLA Jashbir Tripura,MLA Pravat Choudhury,MLA Rita Kar, DM Dr Debasish Basu, secretary of Health and family Welfare department M Nagaraju and others were present in the inaugural programme.

Serious lacunae were found with regard to the availability of medical equipment and medicine.

Earlier, the patients from different areas of Belonia, Santirbazaar and Sabroom had to rush to Udaipur District Hospital, GBP Hospital and Tripura Medical College for better treatment.

People have been waiting eagerly for the running of the hospital. People of South district and the sub division are hopeful that the government would introduce modern equipments in the district hospital alike other hospitals. Moreover there is a division between Belonia and Santirbazar Sub Division people as Chief Minister Manik Sarkar decided to convert Santirbazar rural hospital as District Hospital rather than Belonia referral hospital. The common people of Belonia thought Belonia Referral Hospital would be the District Hospital .

Moreover Chief Medical Officer has also been appointed here. Section of people believes that for creating Santirbazar District Hospital is due to geographical location of the hospital as it is near the National Highway 44. According to source the average number of patients in Belonia Referral Hospital is about 200, sometimes it crosses 250.

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