When inside PMCH, open your umbrellas

  • Subhash Mishra & Saumya Mishra, Hindustan Times, Dhanbad
  • Updated: Aug 23, 2016 15:29 IST
Patients open their umbrellas after water starts dripping from the roof at PMCH on Monday. (Chandan Paul / HT Photo)

Patients at the Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) face infection post-operation, with relentless rain resulting in many wards of the hospital getting water-logged.

Rainwater has seeped into the gynaecology, ENT, paediatrics, surgery and orthopaedics wards from the ceiling.

Over two dozen patients were shifted out of the surgery ward, while 30 more are still waiting to be shifted to safety. In the gynaecology ward, two patients have been accommodated on a single bed along with their infants; however the continuous seepage of water has wet the bed sheets on most of the beds and the patients are now forced to lie straight on the mattress.

Head of the surgery department Dr DP Bhadani said the continuous seepage from the ceiling and pools of water on floor of the wards could become a breeding ground for diseases, with patients at major risk of falling prey to bacterial or fungal infections. He said hospital superintendent Dr Ranjan Pandey has been requested to take action on a priority basis before the problem goes out of hand.

Two patients with babies share a single bed at the gynaecology ward. (Chandan Paul / HT Photo)

This is the second time in ten days that PMCH has been plagued with water-logging due to rain — HT, in its August 13 edition, carried a story on how the rain resulted in the flooding of the surgery ward at the hospital with ankle-deep water.

The new hospital building has been constructed on low land; thus different wards of the hospital get water-logged every year during the monsoons.

Pandey said the building construction department has been repeatedly been informed about dilapidated condition of the hospital roof and ward but no step has been initiated. Three senior officials the department inspected the hospital building on August 13, but they are yet to start repair work.

Ranchi : The basement of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) Ranchi has become water-logged due to continuous rain, raising the risk of the room becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes. However, the hospital authorities said that measures have been taken to maintain cleanliness and ensure there is no stagnant water in the basement.

Jamshedpur : At Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Hospital (MGMCH), authorities have made elaborate arrangement to stop rain water from entering the wards. Last week, rain water entered the wards, severely disrupting hospital activities.

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