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Sunday, February 5, 2012

No health facility in remote Nainital areas

Nainital, February 5
The residents of the remote Okhalkanda region of Nainital continue to face an acute paucity of health services. Despite tall claims of the government with regard to the appointment of doctors and improving the health facilities in the areas, nothing has materialised on the ground.
With the result, the people of this region have to cover long distances to reach Haldwani, Nainital and Champawat to get some medical attention. There is widespread resentment amongst the people against
the prevailing state of affairs in the region. Reports suggest that the government hospital in Joshyuda village has been functioning without a doctor for several years. Built during the Bristish era, the condition of the hospital has gone from bad to worse.
Similarly, the posts of doctor in the Primary Health Centres at Dholigaon, Dalkanya, Khanasyu, Patlot, Nai and Gauniyaron have been lying vacant for several years. There are about 40,000 people in the area who have been deprived of medical assistance. All this in the face of the government that has been making tall claims with regard to improving health facilities in the remote areas of the hilly terrain in the state. The people have expressed hope that the new government would look into the issue after assuming office.

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