Kishtwar hospital suffers from unhygienic conditions

Jammu and Kashmir may have been awarded for “the best health services”, but the patients in this district are “exposed to unhygienic conditions at district government hospital.
Kishtwar hospital suffers from unhygienic conditions
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Jammu and Kashmir may have been awarded for "the best health services", but the patients in this district are "exposed to unhygienic conditions at district government hospital." 

The patients and their attendants complained that they were being exposed to unhygienic atmosphere in the hospital.

The patients complained that they were not even being provided with proper bedding, medicines and other facilities. 

"The emergency ward of this hospital is in the most unhygienic condition. There is an area with stagnant water near the wards, which not only stinks but also spreads infections," they said. 

Talking to Greater Kashmir, a female patient from village Nagsini said that she was admitted in the hospital a couple of days ago but there were facilities.

"The bed sheets are dirty and stinky, the bathrooms emanate stench, the taps running dry and there are no free medicines available," she lamented. 

A group of attendants said the corridors and wards of the hospital are stinking and nothing is being done for cleanliness. "It appears that the sweepers have been recruited for cleaning the doctors' clinics only," Amit Verma, an attendant from Kishtwar said. 

"It is difficult to breathe inside the hospital," he added.

When contacted, some senior doctors of hospital admitted that the patients are facing problem due to non availability of medicines. "But we have already sought stocks and approached to the higher authorities in this regard," they said. 

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