UDHAMPUR, Jan 15: Stating that a peculiar, purported viral infection which starts with severe vomiting and then severe renal infection has all-of-a-sudden erupted in Ramnagar and taken the toll of a dozen-odd children of Ramnagar, senior BJP leader RS Pathania today called for immediate crash measures to tackle epidemic-like situation in Ramnagar.
Interacting with the people of Ramnagar, Pathania said an epidemic situation has arisen in Ramnagar and more than score-over children battling for live and death in various hospitals in as well as outside J&K. Alleging that lack of proper healthcare has further played the spoilsport, Pathania called for immediate measures to tackle the situation.
“A virtual fear psychosis is prevailing in Ramnagar whereby parents are rushing and shifting their wards to Chandigarh, Ludhiana and other out-of-state health destinations,” Pathania said and called for immediate formulation of a team of senior consultants to accurately diagnose the disease and prescribe further preventive measures and sensitize local public about the disease so that the disease is curbed at the nip-stage.
He also called for immediate tackling with dearth of doctors in Ramnagar and posting of a child specialist and general physician in CHC Ramnagar. Moreover, the ultra-sound and X-ray machines of CHC Ramnagar are also not in proper working conditions and log-like officers in control of healthcare facilities of Ramnagar have been enjoying sweet pill.
Pathania also sought a time-bound disciplinary inquiry as to what steps they have taken till tody in order to counter the epidemic and functionalizing the existing infrastructure at CHC Ramnagar. He further called for immediate filling-in of vacancies of medical officers as well as paramedics in various far-flung areas of Ramnagar.
He also sought provision of Ultra-sound and X-ray facilities in PHC Basantgarh, PHC Mansar and opening up of a fresh CHC at Dudu and allopathic dispensaries for Prey, Patyari, Punara and Charri Bangla.