Patients are compelled to go outside the district for treatment after Gaur Hospital could not manage expert manpower.

The 50-bed hospital had been brought into operation three years ago.

The ICU with ten beds, HDU with 15 beds and four ventilators are stored in a room, while patients are referred to another health facility even though the hospital has ventilator and ICU.

The hospital has quota for nine doctors, while one doctor has been providing service to patients. Medical Superintendent Krishna Sha said that the ICU, HDU and ventilators have not brought into operation due to lack of manpower.

He said that all the services would come into operation if the hospital was able to manage experts. "The authority concerned has no paid attention to provide experts despite our frequent requests," he added.

Dr Sha said the health ministry, province and federal governments were not serious about these issues.

He clarified that there was no option but to refer critical patients to another health facility following the same.

Locals accused the hospital administration of failing to manage experts during this pandemic.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 4, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.