DMCH turns a ‘floating hospital’ in a day’s rain, patient Pappu takes a dig
The Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), north Bihar’s largest government hospital, remained submerged in knee-deep water while various parts of twin cities of Darbhanga and Laheriasarai were waterlogged following heavy rains that lashed the region on Friday night.
As many as 19 municipal wards were worse hit in Darbhanga. “In last two days, 160 mm rains have been recorded in the town,” said an official.
DMCH principal Dr K N Mishra said rain waters had inundated the premises of administrative building, pathology unit, besides medicine and paediatric ward and approach road to Covid Care Hospital situated in the newly constructed nursing college. Rain waters had entered the official chamber of DMCH principal as well, he said.
A high power pump has been put to use to flush out rain waters from the DMCH campus, which has been facing waterlogging problem for years. It is a low lying area, said the principal.
Meanwhile, Jan Adhikar Party president Pappu Yadav, who is currently undergoing treatment in medicine ICU at the hospital after his arrest in an old kidnapping case recently, posted a tweet along with photographs showing pictures of waterlogged medicine ward and the campus and took a swipe at the administration.
“The wonder of development. The floating hospital of Bihar, Darbhanga Medical College submerged in one day’s rain. Not handful of water, there is enough water for shameless health department to drown and die. Am I right Mangal Pandey ji,” Yadav tweeted.
Patients, their attendants and doctors faced much hardship in reaching different wards.
The problem can be resolved only after a multistoried building with allied units will be constructed on the campus, said a doctor.
Darbhanga district magistrate Thiyagrajan SM, meanwhile, has convened a meeting of officials on the waterlogging issue. He asked civic authorities to deploy teams for getting rid of rain waters from the medicine ward and around Covid ward within six hours. He also directed to flush out water from badly affected municipal wards.