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M&CCH Anantnag faces space crunch, functions from decrepit building
11/14/2018 10:44:56 PM
Saahil Suhail

Early Times Report

Anantnag, Nov 14: The successive governments have failed to take note of the problems that Maternity and Child Care Hospital of Anantnag faces.
The locals, concerned citizens' and trade union bodies of Anantnag say that no top officer of the Health department has so far visited the hospital that lacks basic facilities, faces space crunch and continues to function from a dilapidated building.
The residents regretted the manner with which hospital authorities handle patients and mocked at the poor facilities they are providing patients.
Hakeem Sajad Shah, General Secretary Trade Union, told Early Times that conditions inside hospital are terrible and at times three patients can be seen sharing a single bed. "Things would change if a senior functionary of the government will visit the hospital," he said.
Anantnag residents accused district administration and Health department of presenting rosy picture of M&CC hospital while the fact is that hospital continues to function from weak building declared unsafe few years ago.
Pertinent to mention, Maternity and Child Care Hospital Anantnag, established in 1956, is located in congested Sherbagh Locality and continues to function from the same building.
The Health department has floated all the norms and rules of marinating space from bed to bed to winds and has huddled over twenty beds in post-operative wards and drastically minimized bed to bed space.
Distance between beds isn't more than 1 feet while according to the norms its must be more than 8 feet. Even a nurse or doctor who visits the patients for injecting some injections can't move around the bed. Major problem in this hospital is ventilation problem. The authorities have converted the main corridor of the hospital into a ward. Due to irregular cleaning, Sanitation inside wards remains poor and gives rise to post-operative complications, hospital sources revealed.
Due to the space crunch in the hospital the labour and surgical wards having the capacity of seven or eight beds are huddle with 18 to 20 beds.
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