IMPHAL, June 2: The Deputy Commissioner of Thoubal district has sought a status report regarding the functioning of district hospital of Thoubal district from both the Chief Medical Officer, Thoubal and Medical Superintendent of District Hospital, Thoubal saying the District Hospital Thoubal is not functioning and some other adverse instances have also brought to the notice. Common complaints over the hospital include poor/inept handling of the administration works; unauthorized absence of staff; untidiness and foul/stink smell in the Hospital and non installation of various sophisticated and expensive equipments. Questions have also arose over the progress of the renovation and repairing of the 2(two) Operation rooms in the hospital; whether, the Hospital authorities have taken up any corrective measures/actions for installation of the machines/equipments and whether, the Medical Officers/Nurses/Ward Attendants etc. are kept on roster/night duty.
The notification of the Thoubal DC has mentioned that the DC inspected the Hospital on so many occasions that has brought to the notice of Medical Officer and Medical Superintendent of District Hospital on the non-functional condition of the two Operation Theaters and non-installation of the Blood Bank-cum-Transfusion Unit while adding that this has been viewed very seriously by the Hon`ble Chief Minister, Manipur, it said.
Moreover, the CM has expressed his displeasure for non-completion of the above 2 items till date while saying Hon`ble Chief Minister is likely to visit and supervise the ongoing renovation/repairing works at any time during 2nd week of July, 2013, it said further said.
It is further said that despite of his repeated instructions to CMO/Thoubal and Medical Superintendent of District Hospital, Thoubal during his surprise visit/inspection to inform the progress of the above 2 works are found to be not satisfactory and going on a slow pace it said.
In view of the above circumstances, the notification further requested both the CMO and Medical Superintendent to take up immediate action to complete the aforesaid two items without any further delay, it further added.