Jagatsinghpur, July 27 (LocalWire): The Erasama Community Health Centre has come a long way from its poor sanitary conditions and irregular doctor care to becoming a role model for a good health centre, with improvement of health services and early redressal of issues, good sanitation & atmosphere, parking, gardening and other infrastructural development.
This turn-around is the work of Dr. Amiya Kumar Swain, who has been the doctor-in-charge of the CHC for the past 2 years.
Erasama CHC had a bad reputation for poor attendance of doctors and terrible sanitary conditions with heaps of garbage and litter around the hospital.
Ever since Swain took charge as medical officer from 2018, the scenario has changed and patients from different areas throng to this hospital for treatment.
Talking to LocalWire, Swain said, “Service to man is service to God.
I have accepted this truth. Diseases or illness can occur at anytime, anywhere and can affect any section of the community.
All public health facilities and the service providers should get mentally prepared to accept the challenge.
After taking charge as a medical officer, I have provided free of cost health services for 24 hours at the CHC, my home and OPD.”
Sarpanch of Erasama Panchayat Gitanjali Swain said, “As a doctor, Swain is a man who has never neglected patients.
He does not even charge a single paisa from his patients.
Through his efforts, infrastructural development like use of open space as garden, parking, repairing and renovation has been done for which this hospital has turned into an ideal hospital.”
One Rashmiranjan Swain of Jaipat village said, “I am a daily wage worker and it was very difficult for me to arrange money for a major operation of my mother. Dr. Swain donated Rs 30,000 from his own pocket for her operation last year.”
Besides this, he donated Rs 40,000 to the CMRF for COVID management while the hospital welfare fund donated Rs 50,000 to the family of the Pulwama martyr in Naugaon block recently.
During the corona crisis, Swain has taken an important role to redress the health issues of migrant returnees of all temporary medical camps in Erasama block.
He has been working regularly from 7 am to 10 pm daily without availing any leave.
One rapid response team including two mobile teams have been pressed into round the clock service for migrant returnees.
Meanwhile, senior citizens of Naradia and Goda Panchayats have felicitated and awarded Doctor Swain for his efforts to curb the COVID-19 crisis.
A resident, Dipti Ranjan Khandual said, “Earlier, local patients hesitated to come to this hospital due to different issues including lack of health services and bad sanitation.
After Swain took charge of the medical office, everything changed.
Even shoes have been restricted to this hospital to check pollution.
During his service period, Swain has donated money from his own pocket to treat poor critical patients.”
Meanwhile, Swain has adopted innovative methods to provide services to poverty-stricken people.
Seven doctors have formed a “hospital welfare fund” in which they donate money in order to provide financial assistance to poor critical patients.
Chief District Medical Officer Bijaya Panda has expressed his satisfaction with the activities of Swain, for not only infrastructural development but also taking key roles for implementing all government sponsored programme.