Updated 22 Jul 2022, 4:36 am
The civil society organisations, including the local bodies, of Kangpokpi town decided to serve a four-day ultimatum to the state health department in addressing the shortage of staff nurses, and other manpower at Kangpokpi district hospital.
A joint meeting of CSOs of Kangpokpi and the local town bodies at district headquarters on Thursday resolved that a series of intense agitations will be launched from July 26 if the government fails to fulfil the demand to fill up the exact sanctioned post of staff nurses and other sanctioned posts lying still vacant at the district hospital before July 25.
The joint meeting alleged the authority concerned and the state government of showing a lukewarm attitude and taking up spiritless efforts over the shortage of staff nurses and other manpower at District Hospital Kangpokpi.
It strongly condemned the state health department for failing to address the long pending demands of the people to fill-up the shortages.
The meeting highlighted that 14 staff nurses have been sanctioned as per MGEL sanctioned post at the District Hospital, but till now only four staff nurses are posted, and unfortunately, of the four staff nurses, one has been posted at PHSC Parsain under PHC Kalapahar as CHO under NHM. This means only three staff nurses are available at the district hospital.
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Apart from the acute shortage of staff nurses, none of the 3 sanctioned LDC posts were available at present and only one ambulance driver was posted out of 2 sanctioned posts.
Despite one Chowkidar sanctioned post, no Chowkidar is currently available in the district hospital, and only one sweeper is available out of two sanctioned posts while despite three Grade-IV posts, only one is available, the meeting stated.
It also recalled the various issues frequently arising out of a shortage of staff nurses, and other manpower, especially during emergencies.
General secretary KSO Sadar Hills Thangtinlen Haokip said that the joint meeting decided to serve a four-day ultimatum to the state government and the authority concerned to redress their grievances over the shortage of staff nurses and other manpower at the district hospitals.
First published:22 Jul 2022, 4:36 am
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KANGPOKPI district, Manipur