Seraikela: Sadar Hospital, Seraikela, is facing acute shortage of medicines these days.
As a result of this, patients coming here for treatment are often referred to the MGM Hospital, Tata Main Hospital or other nursing homes or hospitals by district police.
Faced by the shortage of manpower and resources, the hospital authorities concerned often send the patients to bigger hospitals including private ones for better treatment.
They tell patients and their relatives about the limitations of the government hospital and advise them to go to bigger hospitals for better treatment and care.
As a direct result of the lack of attention of the authorities concerned in the health department, many people are forced to go to costlier hospitals in anticipation of better treatment.
Many patients are often unable to get better treatment due to poverty. This has led local residents to demand up-gradation of facilities in the Sadar Hospital to provide quality health care facilities to the people.