Public demands adequate staff at CHC Shamator within 14 days
Dimapur, May 12 (EMN): Various organisations under Shamator sub-division in Tuensang district have appealed to the state government to deploy adequate manpower and also bestow other facilities at community health centre (CHC) Shamator within 14 days.
In a representation to the principal director of Health and Family Welfare, public organisations namely Shamator Town Public Forum (STPF), Shamator Town Students’ Union (STSU), Yimchungberü Arihako Shamator Area (YASA) and Shamator Town Chamber of Commerce (STCC) have appealed to deploy adequate manpower and also bestow other facilities deemed to the CHC at Shamator.
The organisations resented that repeated appeals for deployment of manpower and other facilities at CHC Shamator were turned a deaf ears. It reminded that the lone medical officer was transferred out from CHC Shamator without immediate reliever since April 26.
It pointed out that CHC at Shamator sub-division is functioning without even a single doctor at present apart from four nurses and few fourth grade employees and vaccinators.
It mentioned that with the recent transfer and postings of medical officer without a reliever, the community has lost five precious souls. It stated that those death cases could have been averted had there been available manpower and facilities at CHC Shamator.
It also mentioned that under the given circumstances, the 45th Assam Rifles Shamator has been relentlessly providing medical assistances to the community and greatly eased the plight of the entire populace of Shamator area to a great extent. The organisations have appreciated the selfless services rendered by the Assam Rifles in this time of prevailing pandemic.
It also mentioned that Shamator town remained a safe zone from the novel coronavirus till August 29 last year. However, it stated that five Covid-19 cases were reported recently for the first time and contact tracing and random testing at market area are underway.
In the light of the above facts and circumstances, the organisations stated the lives of the public are placed under severe threat due to lack of basic medical amenities, manpower and facilities at CHC Shamator.
It, therefore, appealed to the concerned authority to deploy adequate manpower with necessary infrastructures and amenities failing which it warned that the organisations would be compelled to undertake all possible democratic process to redress their problems. It further stated that any consequences arising out of the issue would be solely held responsible by the concerned department.
The representation was jointly appended by the president of Shamator Town Public Forum Yanhokiu, president of Shamator Town Students’ Union Dopong Yimchunger, president of Yimchungrü Arihako Shamator Area Toshila, and president of Shamator Town Chamber of Commerce Thsantong.