Dec 24, 2009 – Shortage of doctor’s hinders treatment in Panchagarh – News Today

Patients are being deprived of proper treatment at Sadar Adhunik Hospital due to mismanagement and shortage of doctors, reports UNB. Sources said only three doctors out of 34 are now working in the hospital. Of the three, one is Residential Medical Officer (RMO) and two others are junior consultants. Though the 100-bed hospital has modern equipment for conducting operation, the patients do not get service in absence of physicians in the surgical ward, said a source in the hospital. The sources said, of the total 34 posts, four are medical officers, three emergency medical officers, seven assistant surgeons, seven senior consultants, 10 junior consultants, one pathologist and one dental surgeon. There is no doctor in emergency department. Patients allege that most of the outdoor patients are to go back without treatment almost every day.
When contacted, Civil Surgeon Dr. M Abdul Karim said they informed the matter to the Health Ministry to take necessary steps in this regard.


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