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Corporation dispensaries face shortage of medicines

If you are suffering from fever or high blood pressure, it is best to skip dispensaries and hospitals run by the three municipal corporations of Delhi.

delhi Updated: Jul 22, 2012 23:47 IST
HT Correspondent

If you are suffering from fever or high blood pressure, it is best to skip dispensaries and hospitals run by the three municipal corporations of Delhi.

Despite setting up a large budget for health, the health establishments of the three municipal corporations have run out of medicines.

With 56% of health facilities coming under the North Corporation, the civic body has been hit badly. For the last seven months, the dispensaries have been reporting lack of medicines citing lack of funds and staff.

South Corporation, which too is suffering from lack of medicinal supplies, had raised the issue a few weeks back. On Monday, the North Corporation will do the same.

"After trifurcation there has been a severe shortage of staff which is why the medicines are not being procured. On Monday we will be discussing how to hasten the process," said leader of the House Mahender Nagpal.

The corporation had set aside R500 crore towards health in its annual budget. Nagpal said that even hospitals such as Rajan Babu TB Hospital and Bara Hindu Rao Hospital do not have enough medicines for patients.

The three corporations together run 103 ayurvedic, 19 homeopathic, 16 Unani dispensaries, and four hospitals in the city. These dispensaries distribute medicines for fever, high blood pressure, malaria, chikungunya and other diseases.