The patients craving for better treatment at Bagatipara Health Complex under Bagatipara of Natore district. — FE Photo
NATORE, Sept 05: Patients of the 31-bed Bagatpara Health Complex of the district have been suffering due to poor services of the centre.
Source said only four physicians out of eight posts are serving the patients coming from different remote villages of Bagatipara, Boraigram, Gurudaspur, Singra and Sadar upazilas. But, the patients are not getting quality services due to shortage of physicians, source added.
In recent visit, this correspondent found the patients are waiting in front of private clinics seeking the standard medicare service for their dearest patients costing much money. They urged the authority concern to come forward immediately to appoint the adequate physicians for rendering the service for the low income people.
On the other hand, a total 3 physicians are working at the union sub-centre against 5 vacant posts, causing serious problem both for male and female patients across the area, said Rabi Sangkor, upazila health and family planning officer. The poor people have no ability to bear the cost of private clinics to treat their week men, he also added.
"I came to the health complex hoping for better treatment for my son Alamin, 23, who is suffering from diarrhoea for two days under Boraigra upazila," said Kanchon Beya, 60. She again said, "I have no ability to pay the cost of private clinic as the condition of my son is deteriorating gradually."
Nazimuddin, 60, a feeble patient from Gurudaspur upazila said, he is suffering from severe headache from last week and have been admitted here taking good intention but the hope is doused for shortage of physicians. He took decision to shift from the hospital to a private clinic.
Civil surgeon Azizul Islam said, "We have sent letters several times to higher authority seeking doctors for the vacant post. We are waiting for the new doctors who will be appointed by 36th BCS," he added.