HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BAJURA: Health services in most hospitals across the district have been affected as the Health Department transferred 11 paramedics at a short notice, sources said today.
According to senior auxiliary health worker (AHW) Tek Bahadur Khadka, the department transferred AHW, staff nurse, auxiliary nurse midwife including other paramedics from primary health centre, sub-health post including other health facilities recently.
Khadka said that the remaining paramedics are having hard time to deal with the increasing number of patients, adding, there is a slim chance of fulfilling the vacant posts of the health workers any time soon.
According to the District Public Health Office, it takes at least a year to fill the vacant posts as it the Public Service Commission that looks after new appointments.
Staff nurse Dharma Rokaya said that pregnant women suffer the most due to lack of health staffers as most of those who were transferred were trained auxiliary nurse midwifes.
Meanwhile, a staffer at the Kada health post said that the service have been adversely affected as only auxiliary nurse midwife of the health post has been transferred. In condition of anonymity, the staffer said that the department transferred large number of health workers due to the political pressure.