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Moreh Hospital pathetic: UCM
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, March 18 2013: The existing condition of Moreh Hospital is in such a pitiable state that the Government needs to pay immediate attention for the welfare of people living in Moreh town, bordering Myanmar.

Addressing a press conference in this connection at its office at Lamphelpat here today, UCM President Y Nabachandra stated that apart from UCM organizing a free medical camp along with Meitei Moreh Council (MCM) at Ima Kondong Lairembi complex on March 13, the joint team inspected the condition of Moreh Hospital, which was found in a pitiable state.

Although the signboard says 'Moreh Hospital', it is still registered as Community Health Centre in the documents.

However, it is recognized as a District Hospital by NRHM, Nabachandra disclosed.

Highlighting the pathetic condition of Moreh Hospital, Nabachandra said that cracks have appeared in all the ceilings of the rooms in the hospital.

There is no X-ray room, Minor OT room, Pathology and other rooms for conducting any required test.

Over and above this, the rooms in the hospital are filled with dirt.

All in all, the entire premises of Moreh Hospital resembles as a garbage dumping area.

He went on to inform that even though there are nine toilets in the hospital, there is not a single septic tank and the wastes are let off in the open.

Adding to the problem, there is no facility for storage of water in the hospital.

The roaster system of the doctors and nurses in the hospital is also quite interesting, Nabachandra said, adding that although it was written on the roaster chart that a staff or a doctor should be present in the hospital for at least one week in a month, the local people have never seen any doctor or nurse attending to the duties for one week at a stretch.

When the volunteers of UCM inspected the attendance register of the doctors and staffs, it was found that one staff nurse, N Nonibala and another health worker were found signing not only for that particular day but for two and more days in advance, Nabachandra revealed.

Nabachandra informed that UCM would be submitting a memorandum to the Chief Minister urging him to look into the matter with seriousness and do all the needful at the earliest possible in the interest of the people living in the border town.


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