FENI: Due to shortage of doctors and manpower Sonagzai upazila health complex of Feni district has failed to provide standard health care services recent days.
Only three doctors have been working in Sonagazi Upazila Health Complex to serve around four to five lakh people of Sonagazi Upazila Health Complex and its adjoining upazilas for long time.According to source said, shortage of other manpower and necessary equipment are also hampering the services at the health complex. Locals and sources said, of the total 21 post of doctors while 3 are working against 5 lakhs peoples of costal belt. Others second and third and fourth class employees have also vacant.
Besides, x-ray machines, ultrasography and other useful machineries have also remained out of order for long. Over 300 to 400 patients visit the out door facility of the hospital, but government has 50–bed upgrade but it was running 31 bed facility said, Dr Nur Alam, Songazi upazila health and family welfare officer (UHFO). Resulting in severe disputation in administrative activities and causing enormous suffering to patients.
Jala Ahmed a patient coming from char Chandina said, there is lack of sufficient machinery and doctors at the hospital and so the patients go to private hospital, testes, as a result government loss revenue and vandalised image.
Another Aklima Akther, of Char Monosha told the correspondent that we can’t afford medical expenses at private clinics, but we can’t getting proper medical service here. She said, it is cry for us long year passed necessary doctor and nurses not posting. Dr. Ismail is working emergency section, he admitted the problems prevailing for long, communicated with the concerned department in this connection, but yet to get any response. When contact upazila health and family welfare officer Dr Nurul Alam said, at the new building of the hospital out door service but office run with old building with risky.
Old building second and third floors, only three doctors are working out of 21 post, even sweeper not found for cleaning the hospital, our personal fund to meet the increasing demand, the government upgraded the Sonagazi upazila 31 to 50 bed but is being running the hospital 31 bed system.
UNFO also said, we are informed the authority even about the manpower crisis but no has been taken yet.He also said, we facing tremendous pressure every day due to manpower shortage.