Lavatories stink in G B Pant hospital, turn into rat shelter
Srinagar, Nov 22: The bathrooms in G B Pant Children hospital are stinking and have been rendered un-usable for the patients and their attendants due to the piling up of syringes, empty dextrose bottles and pipes.
These bathrooms, covered with filth, also wear dirty look due to the presence of cobwebs, indicating that they are seldom cleaned by the concerned staff.
“The hospital staff assigned the cleaning job of these bathrooms aren’t performing their duties regularly due to which they stink and give a pathetic look,” the attendants of patients admitted in the hospital told Greater Kashmir.
“The bathroom in first floor has become a rat shelter,” the attendants said adding that rats freely move from and to the bathroom during the night, scaring the passer-by. “The toilet has numerous cobwebs making it filthier.” “We have to remain vigilant during the night fearing attacks by these rats on our children,” the attendants said.
A hospital employee told Greater Kashmir on the conditions of anonymity, “The toilet had water tapes and two washbasins, which were installed few months ago. But someone has stolen them.”
The washroom for women has broken walls and is without tape. “Two washbasins are also missing from the washroom,” the employee added.
The urinals in second floor of the hospital also portray dismal look with broken pipes and overflowing commodes. “The lavatory remains dirty and the door is half-broken,” the attendants said adding the female bathroom had been turned into junkyard. The reporter saw dustbins and other waste material lying in the corner of the urinal.
On the fourth floor, male bathroom is locked, while the female bathroom is having only two water tapes with two washbasins missing.
When contacted the hospital Medical Superintendent, Dr M A Kamili admitted lapses on part of maintenance saying that “We don’t have fool proof system.” “The administration has installed the equipments in the bathrooms three months back in these washrooms, but they are missing now.”
He said the bathroom in ground floor was closed due to the same reason. “It is the society which is to be blamed for the condition of these washrooms and everyone is responsible.”
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