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Companiganj health complex miserable

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A Correspondent
Sylhet: Companiganj health complex in the district is miserably failing to provide proper medical services to the patients due to acute shortage of doctors and lack of other logistics.
Although there are posts of nine doctors in the health complex only five doctors are struggling to provide treatment to a large number of patients in the upazila with around 1.5 lakh people.
The hospital is running without resident medical officer for long.
The X-ray machine of the hospital has been lying out of order for long, forcing the patients to go to the district town or private clinics to do the test.
A large number of patients most of them women and children, daily come to the hospital as out-patients with different problems but do not get treatment facilities due to shortage of doctors.
Moreover, the ambulance of the health complex has been lying out of order for the last five years, causing sufferings to the patients.
The patients are being compelled to go to sadar hospital or private clinics.
During a recent visit to the hospital this correspondent found that Nur Nahar, 26, of Chhanbaria Bazar village, who came to the hospital with severe gynecological problem, left it immediately due to non-availability of doctors.
Two other patients-Rina, 35 and Samiran, 45 - alleged that they were not getting proper treatment at the hospital.
Medical officer Dr AKM Rezwanul Islam admitted that it has become difficult for them to attend a large number of patients everyday amid acute shortage of doctors.

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