No beds, only mattresses at Covid centre in Haryana : The Tribune India

No beds, only mattresses at Covid centre in Haryana

No beds, only mattresses at Covid centre in Haryana

Covid centre in Dhanonda village

Ravinder Saini

Tribune News Service

Mahendragarh, May 31

Depicting a sorry state of healthcare in rural areas, a Covid isolation centre at Dhanonda village has no beds. The authorities have only laid some mattresses in a room of a government school.

The centre was set up nearly 10 days ago, but not a single patient has come so far. Village sarpanch Rupender Singh blamed non-availability of beds and lack of medical facilities. He said, “The panchayat does not have funds. We had appealed to the villagers to provide beds for the centre, but no one came forward. Health officials visit the centre daily.”

An official posted at Public Health Centre, Dhanonda, said they had provided medicines, pulse oximeters, etc., at the Centre, but it was the duty of the panchayat to arrange the beds.

Desh Bandhu, Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Kanina, said, “Beds will be made available if needed. Isolation centres have been set up in all 53 villages falling under the Kanina block.”

Dr Dharmender, Senior Medical Officer, Kanina, could not be contacted.

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