Meghalaya: Ri Bhoi's Wellness Centre lacks medical facilities, NGO seeks govt intervention

 The Marngar PHC still lacks the availability of basic facilities besides the absence of on-call doctors to attend to the patients during emergencies.

Peeved over the insufficient supply of medical facilities, including doctors, at Marngar Primary Health Centre (PHC), members of the Meghalaya People’s United Front (MPUF), Ri Bhoi District has asked the State Government and the Directorate of Health Services to take up the matter at the earliest.

According to the information received by the members of the MPUF, the Marngar PHC, which was recently recognised as the Health and Wellness Centre in Ri Bhoi District, still lacks the availability of basic facilities besides the absence of on-call doctors to attend to patients during emergencies.

Acting on complaints received from the people, MPUF, led by its president Jackson Sohtun and General Secretary Micky Makri, paid a visit to the PHC and met the Medical Officer, Junita Syiem. 

Speaking to media persons, Sohtun said their intention of visiting the PHC was to discuss the grievances faced by the people who depend on the PHC for better health care services. 

The organisation was informed that the PHC has been functioning with inadequate manpower, especially doctors, insufficient adequate potable water and the proper supply of medicines, he said. 

"During our meeting with the Medical Officer, we were told that the PHC needs proper quarters to accommodate the doctors and other staff," Sohtun added.  

In line with this, MPUF has urged the state government to take immediate action and ease the problems faced by the people of this area.

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