Five messiahs land in forgotten village

Chhatna, (Bankura): Five pairs of hands have reached out to a remote rural pocket of Bankura that the healthcare authorities seem to have forgotten about. Led by P.K. Sarkar, a former director of the School of Tropical Medicine and state drug controller, the team is building a 10-bed hospital in the tribal-dominated Fulberia village, about 270km from Calcutta. Amader Haspatal (Our Hospital), slated to start operations from May-end, will later be expanded to a 100-bed facility. It will initially have four residential doctors and three nurses.