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Acute staff shortage: Jabbar

BHOPAL GAS Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangthan (BGPMUS) convener Abdul Jabbar has drawn the attention of Gas Relief Minister Babulal Gaur towards the acute shortage of staff at Master Lalsingh Gas Relief Hospital.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2006 13:12 IST

BHOPAL GAS Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangthan (BGPMUS) convener Abdul Jabbar has drawn the attention of Gas Relief Minister Babulal Gaur towards the acute shortage of staff at Master Lalsingh Gas Relief Hospital.

Referring to the death of an infant during treatment at the hospital on Monday, he said the child was not referred to Indira Gandhi Child and Women Hospital despite his serious condition.

He said shortage of doctors and paramedical staff was one major reason for such incidents in the hospital. This 30-bedded hospital, where 300 to 400 outdoor patients are attended to daily, does not have a child specialist, medical expert and a pathologist for past three years, he complained.

Jabbar urged the Minister to fill the vacant posts in the hospital at the earliest. In a separate letter, he also drew the Minister’s attention towards out-of-order lifts at Indira Gandhi Hospital and Rasool Ahmed Siddiqui Pulmonary Centre.

He said all the four lifts at Indira Gandhi Child & Women Hospital have been out-of-order, causing great trouble to pregnant women visiting the hospital.

Similarly, the lift at Rasool Ahmed Siddiqui Pulmonary Centre had also been out-of-order since August 2005. He pointed out that normally patients of lung and respiratory disorder visit this hospital and the lift being out of order at such a hospital only indicates towards callous attitude of the State Government towards gas victims.

First Published: Mar 14, 2006 13:12 IST