August 27,2020, Ram Krishna Shrestha .Ramechhap
The X-ray machine purchased by the Manthali Municipality for the Primary Health Center, Manthali with the help of the state government has become unusable.
The X-ray machine purchased by the Bagmati state government at an investment of Rs 25 lakhs has become unusable due to lack of skilled and technical manpower.
As there is no X-ray machine in the primary health center, the patients have to go to the private health institution of Manthali Bazaar or the patients of health insurance have to go to Tamakoshi Cooperative Hospital.
Dr. Sagar Jarga Magar, head of the primary health center, says that the machine could not be connected for the service recipients as the seller of the X-ray machine that arrived in Manthali some time ago, has to come and set up the machine.
Apart from setup, what is the problem with connecting X-ray machine? In response to the query of Janata Voice, Chief Dr. Magar says, ‘Since X-ray is a very sensitive machine, its setup has to be made by the seller of the machine . We do not know the setup of the machine. Similarly, the problem of where to place the machine has also arisen. We have thought of keeping the machine in the hospital administration room. There is also a problem of where to keep the administration room, so there is confusion about connecting the machines until it is resolved. ‘
According to Dr. Magar, technicians could not come for the connection due to the lockdown. Technicians have to come from Kathmandu to connect the machines.
The lack of skilled manpower to operate the machine even after purchasing the machine is also seen as the reason for not operating the X-ray machine. In the opinion of Magar , the municipality has not been able to manage the manpower to operate the X-ray machine purchased at a cost of Rs 25 lakhs.
Mayor of Manthali Municipality Ramesh Kumar Basnet says that the two buildings being constructed along with the primary health center will be operational and X-ray machines will also be connected.During the conversation, Basnet said, “This has happened because we have problems in the management of the health center.” There is a lack of adequate building in the health center as it has just been relocated. In this case, we are going to build 2 more buildings. Both the buildings are almost completed. Now in a short time we can easily manage the health insurance office including X-ray machine. After that, it will be easier for the service recipients to get health care. ‘
At present, the health insurance office has no space in the building where the primary health center is located, the service has been flowing on the rent house .
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