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Injured to be treated only at civil hospital: DC

punjab Updated: Apr 19, 2012 13:19 IST
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The district administration has finally swung into action to stop admission of the injured labourers at Shri Devi Talab Mandir Charitable Hospital. Shital Vij, who owned the building that collapsed, is also the president of the managing committee of the hospital.

Deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti said on Wednesday that no injured worker would be admitted at the charitable hospital and all injured workers will be treated at the civil hospital.

This would help in correct maintenance of records, he said. There have been allegations that patients at the charitable hospital were being discharged after rudimentary treatment and were also being prematurely discharged.

The DC said that if at all, there was a need to take the patients to a private hospital, other options would be explored. There have been reports that the staff of the charitable hospital did not even allow government health officials to enter the hospital.

The DC said that as per their record, 61 injured workers are entitled for compensation. He added that if an injured worker had been left out, he could approach the administration for relief. The administration has also set up an information-centre-cum help desk near the collapsed building.

Umesh Kumar and Manoj Kumar, part of the morning shift of the on-site workers, have been coordinating with the NDRS to help them pinpoint locations.

Child labour angle to be probed
Industry minister Anil Joshi who visited the spot on Wednesday said the department would also probe whether minors were employed in the building.