Human resource crunch in health facilities in Sindhuli

Published On: September 17, 2016 09:40 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SINDHULI, Sept 17: The healthcare services in many government health facilities in Sindhuli district have been adversely affected in lack of adequate health personnel. 

Although the 55 health centres in the district demand 372 health workers, only 229 are currently delivering services in various capacities while the 143 vacant posts are yet to be filled, said Dipendra Raya, Officiating Chief of the District Public Health Office (DPHO), Sinduli. 

"Many health centres here are on the brink of shutdown due to human resource inadequacy," said Raya, offering an insight into the human resources crunch and its repercussion in the delivery of healthcare services. 

The 20 centres offering antenatal services are also hit hard by the human resource crunch. Raya added, "Many of these maternity centres are run by mid-wife alone since the recruitment of health personnel for these centres is taking forever." 

Raya shared that the DPHO, Sinduli has sent letter to the Public Service Commission, demanding 16 healthcare assistants and 32 other health personnel for the current fiscal year. 

Furthermore, he stated that as many as 10 Vaccine Centres in the district were not being operated due to severe shortage of human resource. RSS 


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