Katari Hospital runs short of medical officers

Udayapur, Sept 13: With the three medical officers quitting the job in Katari Hospital in Udayapur district at the same time, the Hospital has been facing shortage of health workers, which has affected the health services. . 

The patients visiting the hospital has to either wait for the medical officers for the whole day or reach the nearest private clinics to avail health services, grieved the patients' attendants.

Around 50-100 patients visit the hospital every day.

One such attendants Ram Prasad Poudel said, "Until a month ago, the doctors here used to render health services to the patients shortly after their visit to the Hospital but lately the patients and their attendants have to wait for the doctors for a long time or opt for the private clinics for the same."

In lack of adequate human resources, the patients are forced to visit the private clinics paying exorbitant fees, lamented Kumari Danuwar of Katari Risku-3 in the district.

Katari Hospital Chief Dr Gaurav admitted, "It has been increasingly difficult to run the Hospital in lack of the doctors. We had three doctors and since two of them were transferred elsewhere and one working on the contract basis left the job after he secured a position in the government service."

Although the Hospital authority has apprised the concerned Ministry about the human resources crunch, Dr Shah, bemoaned that nothing has been heard from them on this.

The Hospital has been attracting patients not just from the district but also from the neighbouring districts such as Okhaldunga and Sindhuli, according to the Hospital officials.

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