Patna stampede: Bihar CM Manjhi fumes over pathetic condition of health facilities

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Bihar CM Manjhi
Patna, Oct 6: It is being reported that Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi fumed after seeing worst condition of Bihar's one of the premier Hospital, Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH). He had gone their to meet the Dussehra stampede victims. He was aghast after finding doctors unavailable in the Emergency Ward and the whole place wearing a filthy look.

Shockingly, when Manjhi asked for hospital superintendent Lakhinder Prasad, he too was found to be not around. "People were not on duty. The doctors were out. I talked to the stampede victims and other patients also. Eighty per cent of the prescribed medicines were unavailable. They were being bought from outside. Only injections are given here. I called the PMCH Superintendent, but he was not present", livid CM said.

According to report the incumbent CM expressed deep shock the way the filth strewn all around the hospital. He also whimpered after noticing the dirty bed-sheets and the unhygienic conditions prevailing at the hospital. 

"The bed-sheets are being changed once a month or at times after 15 days or a week. The rules are not being followed. I took the PMCH Principal and Deputy Superintendent and visited different places in the hospital. I went to the bathroom and saw that it was very dirty with no water available," Manjhi said.

Your party has been ruling State, why things not improved in last 10 years

But then why nobody asked the Minister that you have been in power from last 10 years, why nothing has been done. When condition in one of the top hospital is like this, what will be the situation in other Government hospitals, that can be well imagined.

Last year 23 children had died in Saran district after consuming mid-day meals in their school and distraught parents had blamed pathetic healthcare facilities for their death. And this was not only single case. One can imagine how people might be suffering because of this alarming healthcare facility in Bihar.

It is really shocking that Patients have wait for months before being treated upon by doctors. Moreover, doctors, staffs' highhandedness really exacerbate patient's suffering. Rather than expressing agony and shock, Chief Minister should act on the matter in priority basis.

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