Deputy commissioner Varun Roojam on Thursday assured all help to unidentified and attendant-less patients admitted to the Guru Nanak Dev (GND) Hospital here. He said he would be calling a meeting of non-government organisations (NGOs) to address the issue.
Two months ago, a maggot-infested nameless patient had died in the hospital due to lack of personal attention. The hospital authorities had then urged the district administration authorities and NGOs to send their representatives and help out the hospital.
Citing staff shortage and a heavy rush of patients, medical superintendent Dr Ram Sarup Sharma said, “We have not declined any kind of medical help to anyone, patients are welcome, but we need volunteers to come forward for the help of the patients who are without attendants.”
The hospital authorities stated that normally if a patient is admitted to the hospital, there is someone accompanying him, but in some cases, people admit the patients without anyone with them to be taken care of in the hospital. It becomes extremely difficult for the regular staff to manage everything on their own.
Reacting on this, Roojam told HT,”I am aware of the situation, yes, the hospital authorities have written to me about the problem being faced by them. I verbally communicated to the NGOs earlier on this, but now I would be sending a written reminder and a meeting of their representatives would be called to discuss the matter and find a solution to it.”