Imphal, May 29: Lack of government attention to the health care condition of Tamei Villagers in Tamenglong district surprises reporters who visited the village recently. Media advertisements by the concerns officials of State Health Service authority appeared as a joke after seeing the dilapidated conditions of Government run Health care offices in the district. A team of reporters who went the village recently expressed shocked in seeing the condition of the Public health Centre of the area.
The Public Health Centre (PHC) was the only health care service provider for all the 50 villages which have a total population of about 40 thousand people. Interesting the centre is run by only 2 MBBS Doctors and 6 nurses.
Speaking to the group of reporters MO in-charge of the PHC, Dr Adani said the staffs in the centre are doing their best to provide 24×7 services. However, lack of manpower and other equipments as well as medicine remain as a big challenge of the PHC.
“Malaria and Typhoid are very common diseases but they are helpless even to provide first aid medicine because of unavailability of any medicine including life saving drugs”, Dr. Adani said.
It was also informed that the PCH has 8 beds but there is no sufficient mattresses, no pillows and no sufficient bed sheets.
“BP machine is malfunction, Ultrasound machine installed in the PHC is for namesake only as there is no technician”, the medical officer added. Besides, electricity over here is at the worst condition, no telephone network except BSNL he said. Although he was happy to inform the media team that the health centre is giving to more or less 26-30 OPD every day.