KURSEONG, 24 Feb 2014: Apart from political activities, the Gorkha National Women Organisation, the women’s wing of the Gorkha National Liberation Front, has decided to initiate various social and public-interest related issues.
A GNWO team today visited the Kurseong sub-divisional hospital and met its superintendent R Mondal to demand immediate recruitment and deployment of doctors and other technical assistants at the hospital.
Talking to reporters, GNWO Kurseong unit spokesperson Ratna Pradhan said, “It is really unfortunate that Kurseong hospital is suffering from myriad problems. The concerned authorities have failed to resolve the problems by not filling up the vacant posts for doctors and technicians.”
She further said the GNWO has highlighted other problems at the Kurseong hospital too, including insufficient supply of medicines, diet and poor hygiene conditions.
“The SDMO has assured us adequate steps are on to resolve the problems and the issues raised by the GNWO will be forwarded to the health department,” Pradhan added.
Asserting that hospitals in the hills had adequate medical facilities and staff members during the tenure of the GNLF, she expressed concern over the present situation where patients are referred to hospitals in Siliguri and other places where they have to face undue harassment. (EOIC)
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GNWO takes up social work now
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Kurseong, 24 February: Gorkha National Women’s Organisation (GNWO), the women’s cell of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), has decided to initiate various social and public work.
A team of women from the organisation today visited the Kurseong sub-divisional hospital and met its superintendent, R Mondal. They demanded immediate recruitment of doctors and technical staff in the hospital. Talking to reporters, the GNWO spokesperson, Kurseong unit, Ratna Pradhan, said it is unfortunate that the hospital itself is suffering from different infirmities and problems and that the authorities concerned have failed to solve the problems.
“We highlighted the poor condition of the Kurseong hospital, including the shortage of doctors, insufficient supply of medicines, diets and technicians,” Mrs Pradhan said.
According to her, the hospital superintendent said several initiatives are being taken to solve the problems in the hospital and that the issues will be forwarded to the health department.
According to Mrs Pradhan, the hospital is functioning without experts and sufficient doctors, including general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, skin specialists, eye surgeons, physiotherapists, child specialists, ENT specialists and pathologists for the past four years.
She added that during the GNLF party’s hold, almost all health centres and hospitals in the Hills had sufficient doctors. “But now, even in minor medical cases, patients are referred to the NBMCH and other private nursing in Siliguri,” she alleged.
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