Civil Society, experts call for CCTV installation in JK hospitals



Srinagar, Jan 30: While the recent incidents of abandoned babies in Srinagar hospitals remains unsolved, experts and civil society members Wednesday called for installation of CCTV cameras in all the government-run hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir to curb the problem.
Though the Government Medical College Srinagar had outsourced the hospital security recently to the J&K Police, officials believe that manpower is not sufficient to monitor the thefts and other such crimes. “Such activities usually take place in seclusion and security persons cannot watch every nook and corner of the hospital,” they said.
Calling the incident of baby abandonment as ‘highly condemnable’ and an ‘outcome of moral degradation’, Syed Shakeel Qalander, a member of a Civil Society Group said there should be strong monitoring mechanism in place in the hospitals, especially in maternity and children hospitals. “These incidents indicate a gross degradation of society. The long time remedy would be the moral upliftment. But there is a need to revamp the administrative mechanism to stop such incidents to happen in future. The installation of CCTV cameras will be an added advantage to address the problem,” he said.
However, sources said despite receiving the proposal for CCTV installation in the GB Pant Hospital four months ago, the project is yet to be sanctioned by the government.
According to police the CCTV cameras will be an advantage in strengthening the security measures in the hospitals.
“It’s an effective surveillance mechanism that will not only stop the criminal activity but also help police in investigations,” said a senior police official.
Noted poet Zarief Ahmad Zarief said that such incidences show the elimination of human values. He said the installation of CCTV cameras would definitely curb the criminal activities in the health institutions. “But we need to think seriously about the long term remedies for it.”
While most of the private hospitals have a good security set-up including the CCTV cameras, state-run hospitals lack such facilities in this summer Capital.
According to private hospitals, the CCTV not only ensures better security but also increases the efficiency of the staff.
Commenting on the issue Principal GMC Srinagar Dr Rafiq Pampori said the proposal to install CCTV cameras is a good idea. “We will definitely think over it and will send the proposal to government in the next fiscal,” he said.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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