Jorhat (Assam), July 13: The return of peace and normalcy in the region has spelled better health for Jorhat, as the residents are getting good medical attention here.
The Jorhat Christian Medical Centre (JCMC) offers good medical facilities to the entire northeastern region at affordable prices.
Operating at about seventy percent occupancy on daily basis, the 100-bed facility is active since 2006, and boasts of trained doctors and nursing staff.
Prabin Das, a patient, said, “The hospital is very good and all the doctors, nurse, staff are doing very well. They give us their best service and we are treated on time.”
The hospital aims to provide health facilities to poor, fact corroborated by Dr. Esther R.D. Liani, who practices at JCMC.
“We want to give the best treatment at affordable prices so that poor patients can get maximum benefit. We charge very less fees and we also provide concessions,” Dr Liani said.
The city is fast gaining popularity in the field of eye care.
It has several hospitals that provide world-class facilities, and patients across northeast come here for treatment.
“Jorhat is famous for the eye care because we have all the facilities and new machines. It is as good as anywhere in the world,” Narayan Bordoloi, a doctor at the Chandrabapha Eye Hospital, said.
Earlier most patients were referred to either Dibrugarh or Guwahati Medical College, but now they are easily treated here.
Apart from the private and government hospitals and nursing homes, the city has a large network of pharmacies that provide medicines for all kinds of ailments.
Jorhat is fast growing in terms of health infrastructure, but lacks in super specialty treatments.
Doctors and hospital authorities are working in collaboration with the government to set up the super specialty treatment centers and in 2-3 years it will benefit the people in a big way. (ANI)