DAMAK: Two hospitals considered the largest in the entire Mechi Zone here are on the verge of closure after running out of stock of essential medicines and oxygen cylinders and other health related materials.
This situation has arisen due to the uninterrupted bandh or general strike enforced by different ethnic organisations for the last three weeks.
The Lifeline Hospital and the AMDA Hospital here are running out of stock of medicines and health materials as these essentials could not be supplied due to the transport closure.
It is said these hospitals are on the verge of closing their services in two days if the supply of medicines and health materials was not resumed immediately.
"We have run out of stock of equipments and medicines. The markets here are closed. We have proximity with the Indian markets but there are no vehicles. We will reach a stage where we will have to close our services if the bandh continues," said Dr. Surya Narayan Saha, Medical Superintendent of Lifeline Hospital.
Medical Superintendent at AMDA Hospital, Dr. Kishor Singh, echoes Dr. Saha. Both these hospitals are run in the private sector and each has 50-bed capacity.