Hyderabad: Basti dawakhanas sans dawa!
Hyderabad: Patients, specifically the ones that come from impoverished histories as well as that desire to obtain therapy from a government health center were seen returning back without medications from location Urban Primary Health Centres as well as Basti Dawakhanas, as the majority of the health centres bereft of medications. Patients were asked to take medications from outdoors as well as at some centres they were asked to pay cash for the medications which are offered totally free by the State- run key health centres.
A multitude of individuals were seen aggravated over the paying cash for the medications which are attended to totally free in State- run key health centres.
A multitude of clients checking out health centres consisting of Jambagh, Panjesha, Darulshifa, Doodh Bowli, Puranapul, Hassan Nagar, Bahadurpura, Rein Bazar, Yakutpura were seen returning back to their houses from health centres without taking medications.
Mohammed Ahmed, Vice President, TDP, Greater Hyderabad Minority cell as well as homeowner of Old city affirmed that when he saw the Jambagh UPHC, after examination, he was asked to spend for the medications which are dispersed totally free at the health centre. “I visited Jambagh UPHC for consultation, as I am suffering from cold and fever. After being consulted, I was asked to purchase medicines. The concerned staff asked me to either pay for the medicines which were provided for free or purchase them from outside,” he affirmed including that, “When I raised an objection to pay for the medicines, they refused to give me medicines and said the medicines are not available as there is shortage.”
When spoke to a couple of health treatment centres in Old city, it was discovered that bulk of the centres do not have medications. “Jambagh UPHC where the medicines are available, are selling medicines which were to be distributed for free and earning money,” affirmedAhmed
There are no basic medications additionally readily available in the majority of the centres. After examination, the medical professionals are recommending medications as well as asking to buy them from exterior. Asif Hussain Sohail, of Sakina Foundation, a city-based NGO claimed “Due to tight financial position and loss of income in urban slums in Old city, 55 percent of them, who have two or more siblings, can only afford medication for one child, and they normally share the same medicine between other siblings if all of them fall sick. By not providing free medication, the under-privileged families are facing difficulties,” he mentioned. He claimed “the State government must take a serious note on scarcity of medicines in State-run health centres and provide enough medication and should also take a serious action against the staff who are earning money illegally by selling free medicines in UPHC and Basti Dawakhanas.”