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Meghalaya: NGO accuses PHC doctors in South Garo Hills of medical negligence

Source: , Posted On:   08 February 2021

Meghalaya: NGO accuses PHC doctors in South Garo Hills of medical negligence

TURA:

Members of the Garo Students’ Union (GSU), Nongalbibra regional unit of South Garo Hills, are accusing the doctors of Pathargittim Primary Health Centre (PHC) of medical negligence after two resident doctors were missing from their duties when two persons were brought in after they met with an accident on February 6 around 6:00 pm.

According to sources, a Bolero camper fell into a deep ravine around 5 pm on National Highway-62.

Bystanders rescued both victims and rushed them to the PHC for treatment.

The PHC is next to NH-72 and, as per the Supreme Court guidelines, should have been operational 24x7.

“When we reached the hospital with the victims, we were shocked to find both resident doctors had gone on leave. We don’t know how both their leaves were approved at the same time. The patients were in terrible shape, and there was no doctor to treat them,” said Sewa Marak, the unit president.

They also identified the two victims as Bitash K Sangma and Jabi M Sangma. Both suffered extensive injuries and were in critical condition.