Sangrur 18 May
Though the State Government & health department claims that they have provided adequate health services in the all the districts of the state but the fact is this, that many districts are facing acute shortage of specialist doctors as well as other paramedical staff.
This correspondent when visited the hospitals in Sangrur district noticed that the in the 100 bed hospital in Sangrur civil hospital not even one out of four posts of anaesthetist are filled.Resulting to this the attendents accompanying the patients are forced to arrange private anaesthetist for surgery of their relatives in the Civil Hospital.
Similarly three posts of pediatrician, two posts of psychiatrist, one post each of ENT specialist and radiologist have also been lying vacant at the Civil Hospital in Sangrur. Likewise, there is a shortage of an orthopedic surgeon in Sangrur as the orthopedic surgeon has been on leave since March 1.
At the 50-bed Civil Hospital in Dhuri, six posts of specialist doctors — surgeon, anaesthetist, pathologist, radiologist, pediatrician and eye specialist — have been lying vacant.
At the 50-bed Civil Hospital in Sunam, the posts of orthopedic surgeon, ENT specialist, pathologist, radiologist, anaesthetist have been lying vacant. Besides, a pediatrician is on leave for three years.
The scene is also no different in Malerkotla civil hospital which is also a 100 beded hospital.Here also one post each of radiologist, pediatrician and psychiatrist have also been lying vacant.Lehra hospital is also facing shortage of surgeon, gynaecologist, pediatrician, anaesthetist and radiologist.
Moonak subdivision has also been facing a shortage of surgeon, gynaecologist, pediatrician, anaesthetist and radiologist.