Published:  12:12 AM, 11 October 2019

Patients of Joypurhat suffer due to doctors' shortage

Patients of Joypurhat suffer due to doctors' shortage Patients of Jaipurhat getting deprived of proper medical assistance due to the shortage of doctors in Sadar hospitals. Locals urge to authorities for proper action to be taken. -AA

Due to doctors' crisis in Upazila Health Complex and the sub-health/sub-centers under them the long-delayed health service has been delayed. Residential Medical Officer (RMO) of 3 Upazila Health Complexes, including District Modern Hospital are not there for a long time.

As a result, millions of people in the district are being deprived of those services. There are currently 56 doctors counted instead of 141 in the District Modern Hospital, 5 Upazila Health Complexes and posts in sub-health / sub-center under them. Although some are promoted to many posts but did not join. Even staying in terms of position, 85 doctors are not here. Among them, Dr. Saba Al-Ghalib has been absent from work since March 2017.

He is taking his all advantage from panchbibi upazila health complex but connected with Dhaka Medical College Hospital. According to the District Civil Surgeon's Office, the doctors' crisis at the 150-bed district modern hospital and 50-bed Jaipurhat Sadar, Kalai, Akkelpur, Khetlal and Panchbibi Upazila Health Complex has been in place for more than 7-8 years. Since there are more doctors, the administrative officers are working in the absence of doctors but they are not connected to other upazila health complexes in the district.

---MA Jolil Rana, Jaipurhat

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