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18 April, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Mahipur sub-health centre building turns hazardous

OUR CORRESPONDENT, Patuakhali
Mahipur sub-health centre building turns hazardous

The Mahipur sub-health centre in Kalapara upazila, under Patuakhali district, has become vulnerable due to lack of repair work over a long period. The plaster of the roof is peeling off and rusted iron rods have been exposed.

 The poor state of the health centre building has created a sense of panic among doctors, officers and employees, as well as patients.

 The Mahipur sub-health centre was built on 0.56 acres of land in 1950. Initially, it was a tin-shed house. Later, the Local Government Engineering Department constructed two-storied building at a cost of Tk 1.5 crore in 1995.

 But it has been learnt that the contractor concerned had used substandard construction materials. This has resulted in the building becoming vulnerable within 24 years.

 The plaster from the ceiling and other parts of the building are falling on the floor. A balcony on the porch has collapsed. The doors and windows have been damaged by rain water. As a result, medicines and equipment are also likely to be damaged.

 The building has electric fans but they do not work. Lighting is inadequate. And there is alternative lighting system to provide light at the time of power outage.

 The sub health centre is also passing through an acute manpower crisis. On paper, the centre has one MBBS, one FPI, FWA five, one medical assistant, and one night guard. But in reality, one FWA, one nurse, one medical assistant are on their job at the sob-health centre.  The centre has only two beds, though hundreds of people from the coastal areas come for treatment to take treatment every day. Since there is no MBBS doctor at the sub-health centre, patients are going to the Kalapara Upazila Health Complex, 22 km away, for emergency treatment. Sudib Kumararpal, Medical Assistant of Mahipur sub-health center, said the MBBS doctor of the Mahipur sub-health centre was working at the Kuakata 20-bed hospital. After joining at the Mahipur sub-health centre, the MBBS doctor was working in other places on several pretexts. “We are also worried about to state of the building,” he said.

Kalpara Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr Chinmoy Hawladar said, “I have requested the higher authorities for the emergency repairs of the sub-health centre.” Besides, he said he had informed the authorities about the manpower crisis, too.

 

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