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Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Nov 2017 10:48:38


Some of the people handling the affairs of Seth Govind Das District Hospital have suddenly declared to stop using dialysis machines after finding flaws in it. Decision has left many kidney patients helpless

Corruption rules the roost in the medical and health field. Despite many social organisations coming forward to render helping hands to provide treatment facilities for the poor patients, a few so-called administrators sitting on the higher posts allegedly restricted them to do so for the sake of their deep pockets.

In a similar incident, the administration of Seth Govind Das District Hospital (Victoria) gave ultimatum to Punjabi Hindu Association to replace their three dialysis machines from the hospital premises prior to April 2018. With the refusal of Seth Govind Das District Hospital (Victoria) to continue with the dialysis machines being operated at the campus, the poor kidney patients have nowhere to go.

Irked over the decision of Victoria administration, the patients under the leadership of social worker, Umesh Sharma met Collector and handed over a memorandum requesting him not to check the operation of machine and treatment facility.

It may be mentioned that Punjabi Hindu Association donated three dialysis machines to the District Hospital a few years back. Around 250 patients from different parts of Jabalpur and near-by areas avail dialysis services from the said machines monthly. Still there remains a long queue of patients waiting for their turn.
The sources informed that Victoria is the only government hospital in Jabalpur where dialysis facility is available for patients.

If these machines stop working in the government hospital, many poor patients suffering from the disease may be deprived of treatment facilities due to monetary reasons.
The patients also alleged that the corrupt agents are active in the hospital premises who are hand in gloves with the authorities in the aforesaid decision of the hospital administration.

The patients smelling something fishy behind the decision and alleged that the decision was taken to provide benefit to the private hospitals for the sake of commission.
The patients demanded the Collector not to allow the hospital administration to stop operation of machines in the premises. They also warned to initiate aggressive protest against the hospital administration if the decision will be implemented on practical grounds.

Those who present while handing over the memorandum to the Collector included Santosh Satnami, Shakun Vishwakarma, Sunil Kesharwani, Saraswati Awadhiya, Hemant Saket, Mohammed Anwar, Sunita Kesarwani, Ashish Sonkar, Jyoti Tiwari, Kushpal Singh, Mahendra Singh and others.