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    PHC Goha without doctors


    NL Correspondent
    Doda, January 8
    Subsequent reluctance of doctors to work in far flung areas has left
    patients of Public Centre (PHC) in Marmat-Goha in and
    's hilly Doda district in state of lurch with no doctor
    available to them for treatment.
    With the result patients are being referred to district hospital Doda
    or in Jammu and Srinagar, causing them extreme hardships, physically,
    mentally and financially.
    Established in 1980's, Public Health Centre (PHC) Marmat-Goha has no
    doctor to cater the medical needs of over 40 thousand population since
    past few days due transfer of ‘only doctor' posted creating grave
    resentment among local people.
    Public Health Centre-Goha has vacancy of 1 MBBS Doctor, 2 MBBS Doctors
    (NRHM), 1 BDS, 2 ISM Doctors and a large force of paramedical staff.
    Rayis a local resident said, “It's very unfortunate that only doctor
    working here has been transferred by government which is grave
    injustice with people of waste area. Another doctor who was posted
    here has been on leave for very long time left the people on mercy of
    “Ambulance facility is also not available in PHC from years forced
    old, ailing and pregnant women to walk miles to get treatment. A large
    no of population is poor and can't afford to go outside for treatment
    and now they are depending upon local means of Medicare facilities.”
    he added.
    People are demanding that all the vacant posts should be filled
    immediately and upgrade the PHC to Sub-district hospital because the
    only PHC cannot fulfill the demands of the large population of this
    Block Medical Officer, Assar, Dr Mushtaq Shah said, “So far we have
    not relieved the transferred doctor but it is a serious concern and we
    have taken up the matter with higher ups to fulfil the vacant posts”.

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