Dawakhana sans doctor run by nurse alone at Nagole
Due to lack of co-ordination among government departments, Basthi Dawakhana in Nagole area is making patients wait inordinately for doctor consultation which often doesn’t materialise.
Nagole: Due to lack of co-ordination among government departments, Basthi Dawakhana in Nagole area is making patients wait inordinately for doctor consultation which often doesn't materialise.
As seasonal diseases are spiking, patients are rushing to the hospital and returning crestfallen because there is no doctor available. The staff nurse present in the hospital is giving medicines to patients. As per the records, more than 100 people are visiting this Basthi Dawakhana per day.
The medicines supplied to Basthi Dawakhana are not sufficient as the flow of patients is high, it is learnt. In spite of several letters submitted to higher authorities about wanted medicines, there is no response from them.
There is only one bed. Not even saline bottles are made available by officials. At present, only dengue test, LFP, lipid profile, bilirubin tests, HDL, calcium and RBS tests are done. If platelet count is less, the Dawakhana is ill-equipped to admit patients in the absence of saline administration.
As such, patients are being referred to Vanasthalipuram govt hospital, if they need saline and other treatments under observation of doctors. "We have been informing higher authorities for the past three days about lack of medicines here, but we have not get them yet.
As fever patients are coming in large numbers, there is an urgent need for supply of more quantities of medicines," says Vijaya Lakshmi, the staff nurse at Basthi davakhana in Nagole.
"Though it is the time that I have to be in hospital, entomology department allotted me to treat in medical camp at Alkapuri colony," says Dr Naveen Kumar. Travelling from our house to the Vanasthalipuram hospital has been a regular ordeal for us. It will be better, if they admit patients at the Dawakhana," said Rajeswaramma, mother of a patient.