January 16, 2014
Trinamool Hill unit becomes people`s voice, raises issues concerning the common man
The Trinamool Congress`s Hill unit has decided to take up a string of activities across the Darjeeling Hills to articulate the popular grievances of the people to the district administration.
Around a month ago, party`s Kurseong unit had raised several questions regarding the supply of drinking water in and around Kurseong municipality area. As per the leadership, several water reservoirs are in dire straits, resulting in polluted water being supplied to the residents of the Kurseong municipality area.
Now, they have decided to raise the health-related issues. Party`s Kurseong unit served a memorandum to the Kurseong sub-divisional medical officer on Tuesday, protesting against the dismal condition of the Kurseong hospital. The memorandum has highlighted various problems plaguing the hospital like shortages of doctors and technicians and insufficient supply of medicines and diet. Notably, for over three years, the hospital keeps running, devoid of specialists, including surgeons and orthopedics.
Party activists based in the Hills had recently met the GTA chief executive to press him for initiatives to solve the problems the hospital in Kurseong has been facing. The party leaders claimed they would act as watchdogs to see if the programmes conceived by the state as well as the central government are being implemented rightly in the Hills.