Report by: Rajesh Mohapatra, Odishabarta
ROURKELA,03/08/18:A team of workers of Rourkela District Congress Committee under Rabi Ray, President and Shabbir Hussain, Working President, went to Rourkela Govt. Hospital (RGH) and met the Chief Medical officer. They informed him about different issues which need immediate attention for the patients come here for treatment. There are many vacancies of Doctors and para-medical staffs which is the major problem to provide due service to huge patient turnover on daily basis. Patients in and around 30 kms radius including outer State depends on this hospital and they come to this hospital with a hope for a better treatment with low cost but expectation remains on air than reality. X-Ray machine is available but without technician to run it. This is not all though this hospital carries the status of Capital Hospital; it acts like an Ordinary hospital. ICU is available here without proper infrastructure which is not expected. Patients are not getting sufficient medicines under Niramaya Yojana. Specialized doctors are not available in many departments hence creating crisis in medical treatment. These issues are raised by Congress members and they also alleged Juel Oram had visited the hospital and supervised different departments and wrote a letter to CM of Odisha for Govt.’s attention to this Hospital but proper follow up whether any action is being taken by the Govt. or not. Hence, party thinks none is serious about doing something for this hospital and patients as a whole. In the perspective, party has decided to carry out a huge protest in coming time if the demands are not met in proper time. The administration of the Hospital and the Govt. will be held responsible for the consequences. This press release have issued by Rabi Ray, President, District Congress committee. No doubt these issues are having genuineness but time will say how they are getting it done!!