DANG, Sept 8: Most of the posts for specialist doctors and medical officers at Rapti sub regional hospital of Dang are lying vacant. Out of 20 quotas for the specialist doctors, 11 are vacant, said officiating medical superintendent Dr Janardan Panthi.
Similarly, out of 12 quotas for medical officers, eights are still vacant. Moreover, four among six doctors appointed as per the quota are absent in the hospital, Dr Panthi added.
For lack of neurologist, gynaecologist, neurosurgeon, dental surgeon, pathologist, psychiatrist, cardiologist, nephrologist and neurosurgeon as per the quota, the service seekers are at the receiving end. Also, the hospital is in the dire need of pharmacy officer and medical technologist.
"It has been difficult to provide special service with such scarcity of human resources," Dr Panthi shared, adding that the ICU and NICU, closed now, are waiting skilled hands for operation.