The relay dharna led by the Ramgarh Satarkta evam Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (Ramgarh Vigilance and Joint Struggle Committee) that has been going on since 18 October 2017 is continuing for their demands of filling vacancies at the Community Health Centre (CHC) and to make equipment necessary for treatment of patients available in the health centre in Ramgarh village of Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan.
Vice President of Lok Raj Sangathan, Hanuman Prasad Sharma, Ram Prasad Jangid, Maniram Nain, Kanhaiyya Lal Jain, Maniram Lakesar, Palaram Bhambhu, Dinesh Swami, Suraj Bhambhu, Bhim Saharan, Ram Singh, Pradip Kumar, Surdeep Khati, Manjit Bhamhbu, Devendra Sharma, Babloo Dev, Devakinandan Khichad, and others participated in the protests.
The members of the Samiti presented a petition to the Minister of Health, demanding the filling of vacant posts, provision of X-ray machines, CBC machines and other instruments and construction of residential quarters for the employees of the CHC.
According to the Samiti members, the government claims to be pouring money towards provision of health services to the people, but there is no visible improvement in the conditions of the health centres. They admitted that Ramgadh does have a health centre, but it has been operated by a single doctor for a long time. Tall claims are being made about schemes for diagnostics, but adequate instruments to carry out the tests are not there in the CHC. There is no question of diagnosing illnesses in such a situation. They warned the government that they will intensify the agitation if condition of the health centre is not improved soon.
Simultaneously, the villagers of Chanibadi were protesting against cancellation of three posts out of six at the subdistrict headquaters, Bhadra Government Community Health Centre.