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Lack of improved medical facilities in southern Assam rued
 SILCHAR, Feb 14 - In all, four students from Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) have made it to the merit list in the MBBS 3rd professional Part-II examination conducted by Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Guwahati.

While Gairik Saha topped the list, three others, including Abhiraj Paul, Prakash Yadav and Samujjwal Bhattacharjee secured 6th, 7th and 9th rank respectively. Out of 725 students from across the state who appeared for the examination, 571 candidates have passed, registering 78.8 pass percentage.

Talking to The Assam Tribune, Dr Babul Kumar Bezbaruah, Principal of SMCH said, “it is a matter of great joy and I am proud of my students and faculty members. The results speak of the dedication put forth by the faculty and the students as well, I have stimulated them only a wee bit.”

Meanwhile, sharing his thoughts, Gairik Saha, who had honours in Obstretics and Gynaecology said, “I am happy with the results. It has been a tough examination and I had to undergo a hectic schedule.”

Asked about the medical facilities in southern Assam, son of Gauranga Chandra Saha and Madhuchanda Saha, Gairik said, “even though basic medical treatment facilities are available, the region lacks in specialised treatment services, including improved cardiac and neuro treatment, which is a growing cause of concern.”

Echoing Gairik, Samujjwal Bhattacharjee too feels that lack of speciality medical treatment options affect not just the patients, but doctors as well in rendering satisfactory services.

Son of Dr Siddhartha Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at SMCH and Sutapa Bhattacharjee, Samujjwal feels while it is the duty of the doctors to attend and save lives, lack of specialised treatment in areas like cardiology and neurology at times becomes extremely difficult for the doctors here, who have no less motivation to serve the patients than physicians at other places in the country or abroad.

Dr Siddhartha Bhattacharjee said the beginning has been good and they have to sustain the efforts in serving the patients.

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