In Chhattisgarh’s Sukma town, a brand new 100-bed hospital stands as a proof of the healthcare crisis in conflict-ridden Bastar region. The new building was made operational two months ago, but marred by acute shortage of doctors, even the most basic facilities are unavailable. The hospital has one X-ray machine but no radiologist. There’s no CT Scan, ultrasound or MRI facility in the hospital. It also has only nine general practitioners, one pathologist, one rural medical assistant and two specialists who come in twice a week, to look after its admitted patients and Out-Patient Department (OPD).
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