Health Department require to keep PHC Garacharma under check; Parents allege, “had the doctors would have diagnosed the Dengue fever early in 4-5 days, my daughter would have be with us now”
Port Blair, Mar 11: Providing quarters nearest to health centre make eases to doctors. But, that make diseases to patients sometime.
Patients who are frequently going to PHC Garacharma allege that, "there are three to four doctors in the hospital treating patients during day time from 9.00 am upto 12.00 noon, and after that no doctors will be seen in the PHC Garacharma, being their residential quarters nearest to the PHC they use to guide the head nurse or nurses to call, if any emergency cases come to PHC. Moreover, this PHC have all the equipments for emergencies, but due to lack of maintenance the oxygen cylinders are always found empty and ambulance is under unserviceable".
An incident happened with a 15 years girl child T. Veniya, resident of Teylorabad is a glaring example who became that unfortunate victim, she was taken to Primary Health Centre (PHC), Garacharma complaining fever during the month of December last year, and is ended up her life in the same Health Centre due to breathlessness issue.
According to her parents, "a week before this 2020 new year she felt fever and we took her to PHC Garacharma twice during day time and doctor have prescribed some course of medicines and she consumed, but even after 3-3 days the fever did not come down and suddenly she felt difficulty in breathing, we took her to PHC Garacharma finding it nearest to our home at Teylorabad, but there doctor advised us to take her GB Pant Hospital, but her breathlessness continued, finding on the way at the crucial hours, we have consulted Chakraborthy Hospital, Dollygunj. Where, the doctors have done all relevant tests and said that her lungs are infected due to dengue fever and she serious, need to take her GB Pant Hospital".
"In no time on that night around 10.00 pm of 30 Dec 2019 she was admitted to GB Pant's ICU and fixed oxygen cylinder and other life supporting equipments, under emergency case, Dr. Gadela was attended my daughter and gone for further relevant tests. After two days, the doctors informed us that her kidney were also infected and have to undergo dialysis for temporary time being", they added.
"After a week she got stable in her health, then, GB Pant doctors have referred my daughter to Kamakshi Hospital, Chennai under ANISHI scheme for further treatment of kidneys. At referred hospital, after many tests the doctors said that, the dialysis was done at Port Blair may be happened at a fast pace, but that was good if averted dialysis that time. Then, doctors of Kamakshi Hospital said shocking news that, sorry to say, her both kidneys were infected 80% and required to transplant". "Being same blood group, I was ready to donate my organ to my daughter. However, after a month her health was rectified and dialysis continued, on doctor's advice I brought her back to Port Blair's GB Pant Hospital and undergone dialysis, and I started arranging the fund for required transplant", her father said.
"But, just a day before of Holi at night, she felt breathing difficulty and we took her to PHC Garacharma at about 12.30 am doctor and came to attend my daughter from her residence quarter at about 1.00 am and after a 20 minutes my daughter breathed her last". He further said, "I can't blame the doctor alone, but the entire health system for mistreatment toward my daughter. If, had the doctors would have diagnosed the Dengue fever early in 4-5 days, my daughter would have be with us now", he yelled.
However, it is come to notice that, these days the GB Pant doctors are very easily advising the patients to undergo dialysis, in many cases patients alleged that, when they consult their mainland specialists about their kidney status, they suggest to avert dialysis and further they said last second stage of treatment on kidney is dialysis.
Moreover, the consumption of water in the daily life is a major factor for the kidney failure. Anyhow, in GB Pant Hospital presently we have 13 dialysis machines, but there is no proper staff was deputed to operate the machines and facing the shortage of RO units also for the machines. Now, 17 more machines procured by Health Department and will be installed at various health centers in the A&N Islands soon.
The A&N Media Federation have deeply condoled the sudden and untimely demise of Kumari T. Veniya, D/o N. Thirupathi (Editor of Andaman Namnadu), R/o Teylorabad. The ANMF team prays the Almighty to give strength to the bereaved family member to bear the irreparable loss.