Hyderabad: Lack of infra, workforce ails Cantt dispensaries
Secunderabad: The 3 dispensaries at Picket, Trimulgherry as well as Bowenpally in the Secunderabad Cantonment restrictions, developed throughout the British age, are still unqualified the mark, as they do not have both facilities as well as workforce. Locals declare that no initiatives are being made by the SCB authorities to boost the health centres.
Residents of SCB mention that the dispensaries hardly have sufficient seating centers. Several people are usually seen standing in lines outdoors ground. The Trimulgherry as well as Bowenpally dispensaries do not have clinical police officers.
On problem of privacy, an elderly SCB clinical staffer, claimed, “A major hardship we face is lack of adequate rooms in the dispensaries, forcing patients to stand outside. There is no proper room for waiting and observation. Another problem is that it is very difficult to treat patients without sufficient medical staff. We also require pharmacists and lab technicians, especially in Bowenpally and Trimulgherry.”
“There are no medical officers. We are only handling cases of viral and throat infections and cold. Daily 90-100 patients visit the dispensaries. Without proper accommodation we are facing hardships. Also, no drinking water facilities are provided at the centres. Many representations have been given to higher authorities to develop the dispensaries but there is no response.”
Ramesh of Bowenpally claimed, “As the dispensary at Bowenpally is congested, we are forced to wait outside for hours. Sometimes we are compelled to leave without meeting officials.”
According to T Satish Gupta, social employee, “As there is no lab equipment in this centre for tests we go to private diagnostic centres. It will be better if SCB officials expand the dispensaries. We have given many representations on conditions at the centres, but all fell on deaf ears.”