Saturday, July 28, 2012

Online campaign to appoint doctors, staff at Borapansury PHC in Mizoram

The Mizoram Chakma Development Forum (MCDF) has launched an online petition to make the Primary Health Centre at Borapansury village in Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC), Lawngtlai district in southern Mizoram functional. MCDF said, this PHC has been lying non-functional for the last 20 years and officials or politicians are not bothered about it. Only poor people who cannot go for medical treatment in towns are suffering and a lot of people die every year due to lack of medical facilities. 

"The lone Primary Health Centre in the entire Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) in southern Mizoram is lying non-functional for the last 20 years without officials or politicians being bothered about it. The said PHC is located at Borapansury, a border town situated on the India-Bangladesh border, under CADC in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram.
In the entire Chakma Autonomous District Council, created under 6th schedule to the Constitution of India in 1972, there is only one Community Health Centre located at headquarter Kamala Nagar and one defunct PHC at Borapansury.
Recently, Mizoram’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare Lalrinliana Sailo confirmed in the Mizoram Assembly House that no doctor is posted at Borapansury Primary Health Centre. However, he failed to initiate any further action on this.
In the name of Primary Health Centre, all we have is an empty building.
Many people, mostly the poorest, die in this area of CADC each year due to lack of basic healthcare facilities. If functional with doctors, staff and medicines, the Borapansury PHC can cater to neighbourhood 17 villages having a combined population of more than 12,000 tribal people.
So, Mizoram Chakma Development Forum (MCDF), on behalf of the local population, is calling onMizoram Health Minister Pu Lalriana Sailo to appoint doctors and staff in Borapunsary Public Health Centre. 
Please Sign and Share this petition with your friends."

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