The District Hospital of Ilam is facing difficulties in treatment of patients due to the lack of doctors and bed along with the increase of patients day by day.
The hospital has a permission of 50 beds however due to the shortage of doctors, only 35 beds are in operation. The administrative officer Chitij Khatiwada said that 100 patients are coming in the hospital in a daily basis and there are shortages of bed.
According to him, due to the lack of doctors, one doctor is compelled to cover patients from two wards.
In emergency ward. there are 4 health assistant who are looking after 30 patients a day. There are 16 posts for docs however only 4 are at work.