At a time when scuffles and ransacking of MY Hospital property have multiplied, the new tender for security guards states a need lesser than the previous one.
The tender, the notice of which was issued a couple of days back, quotes the vacancy for around 38 security personnel when originally around 45 were employed. This step comes out as a surprise owing to the recent happenings, including the murder of a prisoner a few months ago.
It was during this time that the security of the hospital was brought into the limelight. Installation of CCTV cameras and increasing the security of the hospital along with the establishment of a police station was raised, but a contrasting image can be seen.
With a flow of more than 1,100 patients every day, the security of the hospital has been a much debatable question. While doctors and nurses have often expressed their fears about the security system as they carry out night duty in the hospital, the step by the administration comes as a shocker to many.
However, a civil surgeon of the hospital, Dr Sunil Narang, was contacted to comment on this step of the hospital, he said, "We had earlier issued a tender of 55 security guards. But that was because it included security guards for a number of sections as well. Though this time around nine security guards have been less recruited, this will be settled with time."