Dibrugarh: A 36-bed health centre at the Tipam Fakial village in Assam’s Dibrugarh district is yet to become functional, even after the completion of the project seven years ago.
The foundation stone for the health centre was laid way back in 2006 by the then Naharkatia MLA Pranati Phukan and MP Paban Singh Ghatowar. The construction work was completed in 2012. “After that, it was never inaugurated. It’s been seven years now. The health centre has now become a grazing place for animals,” said a villager.
Inhabitants of Tipam Fakial village are naturally aghast. “So many years have passed and the issue remains unaddressed. The inhabitants of our village were happy when construction work began. We all thought that finally health services will begin to move ahead. Only due to the negligence of the state health department, this health centre is not yet functional,” said another local resident.
Indifferent attitude of the state health department has irked the locals. “No state ministers, officials of the state health department, local politicians… no one has bothered to take note of the current situation.
Yes, they sure did construct the hospital, but it is a hospital just on paper,” lamented a local resident.