By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Mussoorie, 19 Aug: Dr Shailja Bhatt, Director General, Department of Health and Family Welfare, conducted a surprise inspection of the Mussoorie Sub District Hospital, today.
On the occasion, she expressed her displeasure at the prevailing mismanagement. She also directed the CMS of the sub-district hospital, Dr Yatendra Singh, to improve the services at the hospital.
Dr Pradeep Rana apprised the Director General about the acute shortage of class IV and paramedical staff at the hospital. He said that, due to non-availability of class IV staff, the hospital is facing a lot of problems in maintaining cleanliness and other arrangements. Due to non-availability of paramedical staff, it is also facing a lot of trouble in providing proper treatment to the patients. He said that a five-bed hi-tech ICU ward has been established at the hospital, but due to lack of staff it remains closed. Due to non-availability of ANMs at the hospital, immunisation of mothers and children is also not being done. He reported that the hospital has written several times to the Health and Family Welfare Department demanding the appointment of class IV and paramedical staff but no action has been taken in this regard.
Director General Dr Shailja Bhatt informed them that the CMO, Dehradun, has been directed by her to end the shortage of staff in hospitals in Mussoorie and surrounding areas. The Chief Minister and the Health Minister of the state are constantly working to improve the condition of the government hospitals and, it was as part of this she was inspecting the Mussoorie sub-district hospital. She said that, even as there is no shortage of doctors in Mussoorie, paramedical staff and Class IV employees will be provided soon. Dr Pradeep Rana, Dr Khajan Singh Chauhan, Dr Shaili Singh, Dr Bina Singh, Dr RP Khanduri, Dr Pallavi and others were present on the occasion.