7 posts of doctor vacant in Keylong, govt sleeps

District hospital caters to entire Lahaul valley

7 posts of doctor vacant in Keylong, govt sleeps

Dipender Manta

Tribune News Service

Mandi, January 10

Seven posts of specialist doctor are lying vacant in the District Hospital, Keylong, in Lahaul and Spiti for many years, affecting health services.

The hospital caters to the entire Lahaul valley. The posts of specialist like gynaecologist, orthopaedician, eye specialist, surgeon, anaesthetist, besides posts in the ENT department are lying vacant

Medical care missing

  • The posts of specialist like gynaecologist, orthopaedician, eye specialist, surgeon, anaesthetist, besides posts in the ENT department are lying vacant
  • As a result, people are suffering in the absence of medical care in the district

As a result, people are suffering in the absence of medical care in the district. The worst sufferers are expectant mothers, who face difficulties especially during the winter when the entire valley is covered under a thick blanket of snow. Roads get blocked for days, rendering the movement of patients out of the district very difficult.

Residents rue that due to the apathy of the government, the posts have not been filled for many years. The local legislator has also failed to force the government to fill the posts on priority.

Sudarshan Jaspa, a member of Lahaul and Spiti Zila Parishad, told The Tribune: “Expectant mothers, children and senior citizens have difficult time during the winter. It is the responsibility of the government to fill these posts on a priority”.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Paljore said that seven posts of specialist doctor were lying vacant in the hospital.

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Covid variant Omicorn spreads to more countries as UK, Germany, Italy detect new cases

Covid variant Omicorn spreads to more countries as UK, Germany, Italy detect new cases

Nearly two years since the start of the pandemic that has cl...

Review plans on easing travel curbs: PM amid Omicron fears

Review plans on easing travel curbs: PM Modi amid Omicron fears

The Africa Centres for Disease Control has issued a statemen...

Counting begins for Tripura civic polls amid tight security

Counting begins for Tripura civic polls amid tight security

Ruling BJP locked in battle with Trinamool Congress and CPI(...

CJI: Legislature doesn’t study or assess impact of laws it passes

CJI: Legislature doesn't study or assess impact of laws it passes

Centre approves Rs9,000 cr for judicial infrastructure

Punjab panel to probe laxity in drug cases

Punjab panel to probe laxity in drug cases

Chief Secy, Principal Secy, DGP to ascertain role of STF, A-...

Cities

View All