Rampayli CHC running without a single doc

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jul 2018 10:54:12



Our Correspondent


Lack of doctor at the Rampayli Community Health Centre once again became a matter of concern for thousands of villagers residing in the nearby 75 villages. On one hand, the Central and State Governments are making tall claims of improving health services for common public, while on the other, despite having an MLA from medical field from Waraseoni legislative constituency, villagers have to approach private health centers situated at Balaghat and Nagpur due to absence of doctors in the health centres. After the only doctor posted at the community health center resigned from his post, the center suddenly became doctor-less. This has caused anger and dissatisfaction against health department amidst villagers.

It may be mentioned that the community health center Rampayli faces dearth of doctors right from the beginning. After repeated agitations staged by the villagers, the department posted a contractual MBBS doctor, Dr. Amit Vijaywar in May 2017. But after serving the center for one year, Dr. Vijaywar resigned from his post and joined at primary health center Mewad under Khairlanji tehsil through walk-in-interview organized under National Health Mission, Bhopal. The villagers alleged that Dr. Vijaywar was quite disappointed due to non-co-operative attitude of his senior officers. Hence he resigned from his post and joined Mewad health center under Khairlanji constituency. Though, the department was involved in ensuring infrastructural development as construction of new buildings for health centers are underwent at different parts of the constituency including Rampaili, Dongarmali and Waraseoni. But lack of expert doctors in these health centers, forced the villagers to take shelter at private clinics or hospital when became unhealthy.

With great hopes, villagers elected a doctor as their MLA so that he would transform the situation in their favour. But unfortunately, the condition remained the same. Already facing the pain of absence of advanced technologies in the center, the villager’s condition turned further miserable due to resignation of Dr. Vijaywar. Now they demanded the Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Health Centre, Member of Parliament, Bodhsingh Bhagat, MLA Dr. Yogendra Nirmal and other authorized persons to ensure posting of an expert doctor in the centre.