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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ailing homeopathy college in Bhubaneswar

Students of government-run Biju Patnaik Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in the town of Berhampur are forced to go to the neighbouring City Hospital for their one-year internship and other practical classes as the college has no in-patient department (IPD).
The 43-year-old college has only out-patient department (OPD). On an average around 200 patients visit the OPD, where two medical officers and college teachers treat the patients
The IPD has not been functioning due to staff crunch though the government had provided costly equipment worth Rs 20 lakh to the college around five years ago and a 25-bed indoor hall was constructed three years ago. The equipment, including ultrasound, X-Ray, urinalysis, blood analyzers and malaria test machines, are lying dumped in the hospital.
During an inspection by the Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) recently, the apex body to verify infrastructure facilities of colleges before admission, the government had promised to start operating the indoor department, but to no avail.

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