X-ray machine gathers dust

Published On: March 17, 2017 10:16 AM NPT

TEHRATHUM, March 17: The X-ray machine at the primary health post at Sakranti Bazar in Terhathum district is lying unused for the last seven years for lack of a skilled operator. 

The locals of Aathrai Village Municipality area where Sakranti Bazar is located have also bought a generator for running the X-ray machine on their own initiatives. But their hope of getting the X-ray service at their locality has died for lack of a person to operate the machine. 

The medical staff at the health center tried their hand to operate the machine but they could not. 

As a result, the people of a dozen settlements in the area are compelled to travel to Phidim in the neighbouring district of Panchthar or as far as to Jhapa for undergoing X-ray examination, by paying hefty transport fare. RSS

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