Garbage Piles up at District hospital Baramulla

Garbage piles up at District hospital Baramulla
Danish Tariq

Unattended garbage in the premises of District Hospital Baramulla here is causing immense problem to the visitors and the problem has been compounded by presence of a large number of stray dogs around these garbage piles, putting the lives of visitors at risk in absence of regular cleaning tons of garbage has piled up in the premises of District Hospital

Mohammad Ramzan, an attendant said, I am here from last 3 days with my daughter as I have noticed the treatment of patients is going well but “surroundings of the hospital are lying with heaps of garbage and hospital authorities are failed to take measures for ensuring sanitation of the hospital premises,” meanwhile the unattended garbage is emanating pungent smell posing threat of infection to patients as well as attendants, he added

Pertinently, hundreds of people from various adjoining areas of district daily visit the hospital, stray dogs rummage through garbage piles and chase visitors during night the hospital premises are taken over filled up with stray dogs “in presence of dogs, we cannot venture out to purchase medicine,” the attendants said.

Saleema, patient said, the garbage lying beside the ward area of hospital has caused foul smell by the indiscriminate dumping of garbage “here is no civic sense among the visitors, as the dustbins are available still the garbage is being thrown out from windows,” she added I am here failed to understand how can be the patient’s health get better, the eatable items which are being carried into the ward premises should be banned so the garbage can be controlled.

The hospital should have clean environment. Ironically, the authorities have failed to at least clear the garbage properly from its premises posing a health hazard to visitors and patients.

According to Medical Superintendent District hospital Baramulla, Dr Masood, “there is no civic sense among attendants the waste material they throw out from windows otherwise the dustbins are installed inside the premises”, besides the construction is going on there is second reason of garbage he added we usually clean the area but there should be awareness of cleanliness among visitors and attendants, we are going to block the windows to control the garbage throwing from windows.

G.N Itoo Deputy Commissioner Baramulla said, recently meeting was held with district hospital authorities to ensure the clean surroundings around hospital “i have directed them to clean the garbage within 24 hour earlier they clean it after every 2 days” he assured the cleaning surroundings of hospital will be our first priority.