Staff too decry neglect at civil hospital
It is not the patients alone who are upset at the poor arrangements at the gynaecology department, even the staff working in the department at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital is upset with the insufficient arrangements.punjab Updated: Nov 03, 2014 16:02 IST
It is not the patients alone who are upset at the poor arrangements at the gynaecology department, even the staff working in the department at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital is upset with the insufficient arrangements.
While patients’ are left seeking beds and proper healthcare, the staff members claim they don’t even have arrangements for basic hygiene at a hospital, including anti-septic soaps or sanitisers.
When asked about the absence of even a soap in the washroom of the labour ward, Lovy Kalyan, the ward incharge, said, “We had demanded the supply of soap, but it had not been provided yet.”
She said they brought soap, anti-septic liquid and several other utilities from home, to avoid infections.
Besides, the staff claims it is overburdened due to staff crunch at the department. With the hospital handling an average of 20 deliveries a day, the staff nurses have to do multiple shifts.
A staff member said, “Doctors only come in case of caesarean patients, while normal deliveries are done by staff nurses only.” Besides unavailability of proper beds for patients, the rooms in the department stink so bad it is difficult to stay there for long.
Krishna, a relative of a patient admitted there, said, “We had asked for early discharge as the room was stinking so bad. The washrooms can’t be used at all in absence of sanitation.”
Extra beds have been laid out in the corridor of the department, but even these have to be shared by patients, that too without mattresses or quilts.
Dr RK Karkara, senior medical officer, claimed, “The department was provided with basic amenities, like soaps, etc. The number of beds is less but we have put some extra beds in the corridors. The doctors are available as per need.."