Residents of Greater Noida are discontent over the lack of facilities at the Community Health centre in Bisrakh. NEFOWA has written a letter to the Greater Noida Authority demanding a multi-speciality hospital in Greater Noida West.
The population of Greater Noida West is increasing with each passing day. In this view, Bisrakh PHC (Primary Health Centre) was converted into CHC (Community Health Centre) in 2019 for the citizens of Greater Noda West. However, residents complain that the community health centre lacks basic facilities like X-ray, Ultrasound, and ECG.
On this subject, Noida Extension Flat Owner Welfare Association (NEFOWA) shared a tweet,
श्रीमान @dmgbnagar @suhas_ofs जी, आखिर कब मिलेगा बिसरख CHC को एक्सरे और अल्ट्रासाउंड मशीन जैसी मूलभूत सुविधाएँ और कब होगी स्पेसलिस्ट डॉक्टरों की तैनाती? कब तक CHC में अव्यवस्था के कारण निजी अस्पतालों में भारी बिल चुकाना पड़ेगा? @cdogbnagar @cmogbnr @DeptGbn @nefowaoffice @UPGovt pic.twitter.com/TciWpjSHjC— Manish (NEFOWA)✍️ (@manishsmooth) February 17, 2022
Manish Kumar, Senior Vice President of NEFOWA says, “This is not acceptable. Patients do not even have basic facilities in Bisrakh CHC. It’s been about three years since this centre was made a community health centre from a public health centre. However, this promotion is just for the namesake. No facilities have been added."
As per Nefowa, Bisrakh is short of staff. There are no multi-speciality doctors for the treatment. Patients have to go to the district hospital or GIMS (Government Institute of Medical Sciences) for X-ray, Ultrasound, ECG.
Shweta Bharti, a resident of Greater Noida says, “Bisrakh CHC does not have X-ray and Ultrasound machine which is creating difficulties for the patients. It is very hard for pregnant women because of no ultrasound machine and they are suggested to go to other hospitals. Mostly middle-class families live near Bisrakh and they could not afford the fees of any private hospital.”
“Many societies are expected to come up in Greater Noida West. The population of Greater Noida is currently around 4 lakh and is likely to double up in 3-4 years. There is only Bisrakh health centre in the name of government health services. We need the multi-speciality hospital urgently,” added Manish Kumar.
On 16 February 2022, Manish Kumar also filed a complaint at Jan Sunwai Kendra regarding the lack of basic facilities in CHC. The NEFOWA got a response from the medical officer on June 31. The letter read, “There is a health centre in Bisrakh, Greater Noida West with a capacity of 30 beds which is available for 24 hours. For a multi-speciality hospital, you can approach the government.”
On June 21, the NEFOWA had written a letter to the District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar with a request to set up a government multi-speciality hospital in the area.
Sameer Bharadwaj, a resident of Eco Village society says, “The health centre lacks even the basic facilities which are essential for all residents. What is the point of having a structure if it has no facilities? The Authority must look into this matter urgently as private hospitals do not come under everyone's budget."
CitySpidey also tried to talk with the HOD of the Bisrakh Community Health centre but they were unresponsive.