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    Mahabubnagar General Hospital is facing a crisis as patients are waiting outside while medical staff have not yet started their duties. This situation is not unique to this hospital, as many hospitals across the district are also struggling with a shortage of medical staff.

    For example, the 100-bed Area Hospital in Jadcherla only has one duty doctor and a few physicians. The emergency ward is understaffed with just two nurses and no doctor present regularly. Emergency cases are handled by the busy duty doctor, who is also attending to other medical issues in the Operation Theatre.

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    This lack of adequate staffing shows a disregard for the health needs of the community. Even the local MLA admitted that the Area Hospital in Jadcherla is not properly equipped to function as a 30-bed hospital. There are not enough doctors, nurses, or technicians to provide necessary care.

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    The situation is similar at Mahabubnagar district General Hospital, where inadequate staffing leads to long wait times for patients needing surgeries and other procedures. Across the district, there are 31 Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) and Urban Primary Health Centers (UPHCs) with insufficient medical staff.

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    Dr. Krishna, the District Medical Health Officer, mentioned that most PHCs have at least one doctor, but vacancies occur when doctors pursue higher studies. The allocation of medical staff remains unclear, with hundreds of nurses sent to Hyderabad for appointments without knowing where they will be assigned.

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