Shillong, Oct 11: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has served a one-week deadline to the Meghalaya government to appoint a district medical & health officer (DMHO) in South West Khasi Hills district.
KSU-SWKH assistant education secretary, Pulljohn Wanniang in a statement issued on Friday said that the district has been without a DMHO for the past one year and this has affected the delivery of health services in the area.
He informed the union has from time to time sought the intervention of Health minister AL Hek and director of health services (MI) but to no avail.
“We have decided to demand that the state government should immediately appoint the DMHO within one week, failing which, we will be compelled to take future course of action against this adamant attitude of the government,” Wanniang warned.
Highlighting the plight of the people in the area, he said there is shortage of manpower including doctors in the community heath centre at Mawkyrwat which has forced poor patients to travel to Shillong for proper treatment.
He also questioned the delay of the government to complete the 100 bedded hospital even eight years after laying the foundation stone.