Port Blair, Nov. 25: The Member of Parliament, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to arrange regular visits of Specialist Doctors in all the prominent PHCs & CHCs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands on a rotation basis, so that people living in remote Islands can easily meet and also consult Specialist Doctors and get better treatment.

In a letter addressed to the Lt. Governor the Member of Parliament explained that because of lockdowns and Covid-19 pandemic, many Islanders, living in far-flung areas who are not financially sound couldn’t visit Port Blair to consult with Specialist Doctors.

Requesting to arrange regular visits of Specialist Doctors the MP said that if a schedule is prepared and the same published in local media, it will be easy for Islanders to know, which specialist is visiting their Island and on which date.

He added that in the past, this system was in place but later due to the shortage of specialists at Port Blair and COVID-19 pandemic, the service was withdrawn.

The Member of Parliament also said that if regular visits of specialists in major disciplines are arranged in all major PHCs & CHCs it will improve the health care system in Andaman & Nicobar Islands significantly.