|Heaps of garbage inside SMGS Hospital endanger life, enviornment |
|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, May 15: Heaps of leakage plastic bags, saline bottles (garbage) dumped near the Out Patients Department (OPD) of Paediatrics department, Shree Maharaja Gulab Singh (SMGS) Hospital Jammu, posing serious threats of viral infection, patients' lives as well as Environment.
Even as the lifting of garbage from the hospital premises is irregular, the present crisis has aggravated the problem.
A senior doctor, wishing not to be named, shared some pictures of the condition of the hospital nearby the busiest OPD and said the issue was taken many times with the concern sanitation in charge as well as the authorities for lifting the garbage timely but all efforts in vain.
He further said the garbage generated at the hospital was dumped near the Paediatrics' OPD of the hospital. Even, the biomedical waste was getting mixed with general waste materials at the dumping site. As per norms, the biomedical waste requires segregation at the point of generation.
"The attendants, as well as patients, also prefer to remain inside the OPD of the said department just to save themselves from foul smell continuously haunt the patients, attendants, "officials said, adding the chances of infection to babies and infants due to the unhygienic garbage are at high as they catch infections easily compare to adults and management has overlooked the serious issue.
Attendants at Hospital also complained that stray dogs during the day and night mostly remain inside the hospital premises and pose a threat to the attendants and visitors but nothing is being done.