Sitamarhi District. ‘This place is just a bhoot bangla (haunted house), abandoned and dilapidated,’ says a resident of Narkatiya village. The closest health centre to the village was constructed 15 years ago, and now lies dirty and defunct, inhabited only by the ghosts of would-be doctors and patients. People from the village have to travel almost 15 kilometres to the Sonbarsa Primary Health Centre (P.H.C.) for the simplest of medical conditions.