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Civil hospital authorities wake up after rodents gnaw at body

After the incidence of mutilation of a body by rodents in the mortuary of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital came to light, the authorities finally started maintenance work at the hospital to keep a check on such incidents in the future.

punjab Updated: Apr 22, 2015 21:40 IST
HT Correspondent

After the incidence of mutilation of a body by rodents in the mortuary of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital came to light, the authorities finally started maintenance work at the hospital to keep a check on such incidents in the future.

Senior medical officer (SMO) Dr Parvinderpal Singh Sidhu, "I had formed an probe committee and responsibility will be fixed for the incident for sure. But by then, we need to improve ourselves so that such case do not happen in the future."

On Wednesday, members of Samvedna trust, an NGO taking care of freezers at the hospital mortuary, reached there and started the maintenance work. Members of pest control company M Wash, which is looking into pest control at the mortuary, also visited the mortuary on Tuesday and laid down the traps and rat-kill medicines. The points from where the rats can enter the mortuary were also closed.

A few days back, rats had nibbled the face and nose of a body that was lying at the mortuary, following which, the deceased's parents held a protest and filed their complaint with the SMO.

Civil hospital to get 7 RO systems

In this summer, the patients and the relatives visiting the civil hospital, might get purified chilled water as the hospital is installing seven more RO systems.

SMO Dr Parvinderpal Singh Sidhu inspected the hospital and finalised the points for installing the new RO system. Besides, the old RO systems will also be repaired as many of them were not in working condition.

The new RO systems will get installed at the Mother-Child Hosptial, emergency block, outside the blood bank and in the OPD.

Patients and relatives visiting the hospital had tough time getting cold water during summer days because the water coolers and taps either remain dry or never used to provide potable water.

SMO Dr Parvinderpal Singh Sidhu said, "We had started our work so that potable cold water could be provided to all patients and their relatives in the hospital. Other patient-friendly steps will also be taken in the hospital."