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Saperas needed at Rajindra hospital

punjab Updated: Sep 05, 2012 00:39 IST
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Instead of paying attention to treating patients, doctors and other staff members of Government Rajindra Medical College and Hospital are these days busy searching for snake catchers. Well, it deserves all the priority, as the hospital has become a shelter home for snakes owing to monsoons.

Already in news for repeated incidents of snakes being found in the hospital premises, more scare was spread on Tuesday when a staff nurse found nest of snakes amidst the clothes in the storeroom of the ENT building. The nurse immediately informed the higher authorities and the entire room was sealed by stuffing all possible entry points with clothes.

A guard has been deployed on special duty to guard the room till the hospital finds a snake catcher. However, it seems a tough call, as by the evening, all the four teams sent out looking for saperas came back empty handed.

"We tried very hard, but failed to find a snake catcher," said medical superintendent Dr VK Sharda. The hospital authorities have now written to the Chattbir zoo authorities for their snake catcher.

"Once we get the experts, we would scan the entire hospital complex and clear the entire area of snakes," said Sharda.

Spotted so far
Aug 29: Six-feet-long snake at eye OT
Sept 1: Two snakes in OPD
Sept 4: Nest of snakes at ENT storeroom