In the centre of Bijapur town, where signs of conflict abound — be it large ‘Fight against Maoism’ posters or the Mine Protection Vehicles parked outside the police station — is an oasis of modernity: the District Hospital.
When The Indian Express visited the hospital in September 2018, the building thronged with people from across the district. But until 2016, when the building was renovated, almost every patient was referred to hospitals in Jagdalpur, about 150 km away.Seat-sharing Needs to be Worked Out with Shiv Sena for Upcoming Polls in Maharashtra, Says BJP
However, over the last two years, a maternal and neo-natal care centre, called Umang, with 50 beds was developed, and new operation theatres were built. The hospital, where no surgeries were held in the last two years, witnessed 300 this year.