Fatehgarh Sahib village has a dispensary but no medicines | punjab | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Feb 21, 2017-Tuesday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Fatehgarh Sahib village has a dispensary but no medicines

punjab Updated: Apr 07, 2015 22:00 IST
Ketan Gupta
Ketan Gupta
Hindustan Times
Fatehgarh Sahib

Even as the SAD-BJP alliance makes promises about providing better healthcare facilities in state residents of Kheri Naudh Singh village in the district have not had the sight of medicines for over a year.

The dispensary of the village has a doctor but does not have medicines. Local residents said, the dispensary has not received medicines from the past one year.

Dispensary has staff of one doctor, one pharmacist and two peons. Collectively the staff of dispensary gets the salary of more than `1.5 lakh per month, however there are no earnings from this dispensary.

"The staff at the dispensary has a 9am to 3pm duty but the doctor and pharmacist come to the dispensary once in every two days," said villagers, who claim that they do not visit the dispensary any more.

However, the staff at the dispensary said that people do come there every day but have to go someplace else as they do not get medicine there.

Villagers demanded that either the government should upgrade this dispensary to a hospital or make provisions for setting up a pharmacist.

"We agree that the dispensary is running short of medicines. A meeting of doctors was called. Staff comes regularly to the dispensaries, however we will investigate the case of this village and will take appropriate action if anyone found guilty," said Dr. Manjit Singh, district ayurvedic officer.