Saturday, November 17, 2012

Indefinite stir at Harishankar for docs’ appointmen

Bhubaneswar stir at Harishankar for docs’ appointment
Saturday, 17 November 2012 21:06
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Members of the Gandhmardarn Suraksha Action Committee led by Tikendra Jal staged an indefinite dharna before the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Harishankar, 80 km from here, demanding appointment of permanent doctors and other medical staff at the health centre.
“Earlier, we had given notice to the Government to appoint permanent doctors at the PHC, but our demands are yet to be fulfilled,” said action committee president Tikendra Jal
“The Ayurvedic hospital here also urgently needs more doctors to be recruited as a number of posts are lying vacant. The doctors, who are appointed at the PHC, are not coming regularly for their duties. This being a malaria-infested area, there should be a proper testing centre of the disease here,” said Jal.
Villagers of Nandupala, Bhanpur, Bhaunrapadar, Rengali, Telenpali gram panchayats mostly depend on this PHC. It is also a Maoist-affected area, said Balangir zila parishad member Sushil Guru.

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