A 30-bedded hospital was established by Assam Government at Dhodang in Majuli, the river island district of Assam to cater to the health care needs of the people residing in the remote areas of Ahatguri in Majuli which is already detached from the mainland.
Though the construction of the hospital has been completed a year back, it is yet to be opened for public.
Notably, the two villages of Ahatguri and South Ahatguri were detached from Majuli mainland owing to rampant erosion by the mighty Brahmaputra river way back in the seventies.
The two panchayats encompass around 10,000 people of this remote sand bar in the river Brahmaputra.
There is no provision of health care in these two panchayats. There is only one sub-centre among these villages.
These people have to go to either Jorhat or Golaghat for better treatment.
Notably, the hospital was established at Dhodang sand bar under the South Ahatguri gaon panchayat after much persuasion from the locals.
Construction for the 30-bedded hospital was started in 2012.
It remains a mystery as to why the hospital was become operational even after seven long years.
Now, the locals have demanded that the hospital starts functioning at the earliest with appointment of doctors, nurse and other health workers immediately.