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No Development in Dialysis Centre's condition in GB, Patients are forced to buy Costly Medicines
TIWN Feb 27, 2021
No Development in Dialysis Centre's condition in GB, Patients are forced to buy Costly Medicines
PHOTO : Dialysis Unit, Agartala GB hospital.

AGARTALA, Feb 27 (TIWN): This week, patient parties complained about pathetic conditions in the dialysis centre in GB hospital and placed a deputation to the authority seeking repairment of the dialysis machines immediately. But there is no update from the authority about the smooth functioning of the dialysis centre. The kidney patients-parties only know how pathetic it is when a kidney patient does not get dialysis regularly and most of them need it twice a week. But right now when the machines are non-functional and patients are waiting outside for hours and hours, free medicines are often unavailable. Such things are forcing the poor to die without treatment. Even after reported in media, there is no development in the Dialysis Centre at GB hospital. Even after reported in media, there is no development in the Dialysis Centre at GB hospital. People's fundamental rights' violation have been reported various times in Tripura under the BJP led State Govt in the last 3 years.

Tripura Health Dept under Chief Minister Biplab Deb has literally failed to provide services to the kidney patients in Govt hospitals for last 1-Year which is although helping the private hospitals to make moneys from increasing kidney patient due to Govt hospitals' pathetic conditions, but poor people are dying without treatment. Survey shows, over 50% kidney patients are dying without treatment, remains unreported, untreated and they are not even taken to hospital for dialysis as the free medicine services were stopped. On Friday, patients of the Dialysis centre who are in their last stage of life were seen sitting outside the dialysis centre in wait of their dialysis. 

One of them, who was undergoing breathing problems said that she needs two dialysis per week, but now, one dialysis is turning much costlier, as medicines are not available most of the time and thousands of costs are taken for medicines, dialysis due to the unavailability of the medicines. Heparin like medications are hardly available. Moreover, 3 dialysis machines out of 4 are non-functional. This is not a new problem but the media are maintaining consistency to remind the State Govt about the crisis in the Dialysis centre but even after 1 year of reporting and criticism, the Govt did not take initiative to improve the situation. 

www.youtube.com/watch TIWN YouTube Link, Dialysis patients talked to media

BJP MP Pratima Bhowmik, MLA Dilip Das and CM Biplab Deb are taking direct controls of the Hospitals and report shows, since they have taken the charge, the hospital services are at down, removing free-services to the patients, but funds are regularly sanctioned from the Centre, signaling massive corruption in the Dept. Blood crisis has also become another issue amid availability of blood in the Blood Bank of GB. 
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