Govt hospitals ready for emergency on Holi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Mar 2017 11:09:21

Staff Reporter,

Government hospitals and health centres have made special arrangements of medical services on Holi in order to deal with any emergency treatment to the patients, particularly those injured in road accidents, fracas and criminal activities. On the second day when the people play colours, the medicine specialists and eye-specialists will attend the patients in emergency at the hospitals and health centres. Usually, patients suffer a lot in Government hospitals for doctors and drugs on the night of Holi and its second day. Every year many patients reach the Government hospitals. If there is any complaint against the services in Government hospitals or health centres the Government has decided to take action against the erring medicos and non-medicos.

The major hospitals as Hamidia, JP Hospital, Katju Hospital and Community Health Centres have been issued instructions to make arrangements for emergency services and have adequate drugs to the patients so that the patients may not to approach the private hospitals or suffer during the festival of Holi.

As per instructions, the medical officers will be on emergency duty and the experts will be on call. If there is any serious patient in any case during Holi, the experts will be called from home to treat the patients. Directorate of Health issued circular in this regard to all Divisional Joint Directors, District Health Authorities as Chief Medical and Health Officers (CMHOs) and even Block Medical Offices (BMOs) to comply it.

When contacted Dr Veena Sinha, Chief Medical and Health Officer, said the special instructions were issued to all heads of Government hospitals and health centres to have emergency services on the night of Holi and its second day. Doctors be present in hospitals and adequate drugs be available there, she said.