Gumma: The delay in construction of main gate at Gumma Community Health Centre in Gajapati has adversely affected the movement of ambulances, causing huge discomfiture to patients. The gate has been under construction for the last two months.
Patients being carried by stretchers after taking them out of ambulances or other vehicles or just by bodily lifting them has now turned into a very common sight here.
Local residents alleged that patients and their families are suffering because the contractor is lackadaisical, leading to inordinate delay in the construction of the gate.
Huge quantities of stone chips and sand on the approach road to the gate have also turned into a major obstacle for people visiting the hospital. The dust emanating out of it has also turned into a health hazard.
“We are experiencing difficulties when we need to shift a patient from the centre to another hospital in an ambulance. We have to carry him/her physically out of the compound. Pregnant women too face similar difficulties,” locals alleged.
Besides, the mandatory information plaque of the ongoing construction work has also not been put up by the contractor.
In spite of the local MLA K Surya Rao asking the contractor to expedite work at a ‘Rogi Kalyan’ meeting last week, nothing has happened so far.
Local residents recently met block chairman Gajendra Gamang, seeking his intervention in this regard.