Healthcare poor in Kasumpti: Farmers

Shimla, February 20

A delegation of the Himachal Kisan Sabha alleged the healthcare system had virtually collapsed in the Kasumpti Assembly. In a memorandum that the delegation had submitted to the Director, Department and Family Welfare, the Kisan Sabha alleged that 53 per cent posts were vacant across 14 categories in the Assembly segment.

"As many as 56 per cent posts of staff nurse, 71 per cent of lab technician, 50 per cent of pharmacist and 60 per cent of women health worker are vacant," said Himachal Kisan Sabha president Kuldeep Tanwar.

At some healthcare facilities class IV employees were administering injections and basic blood tests. "These tests free, but posts of lab technician are vacant," he said. The civil hospital, Junga, has 25 beds against the sanctioned strength of 50. The CHC, Mashobra, has 10 beds while 30 been sanctioned, and the CHC, Koti, does not have even a single bed despite the sanctioned strength of 30," said Satyawan Pundir, a Kisan Sabha official. —

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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