Chairperson W&CRC visits Children Hospital, directs proper facilities for patients

Chairperson Women and Child Rights Commission (W&CRC) Vasundhra Phatak Masoodi Friday inspected GB Pant Children here, directing the authorities to maintain proper ventilation and provide proper facilities to patients.

“It was disappointing to see two children sharing one bed. The general ward of the hospital is suffocating and the hospital is in dire of ventilation,” said Masoodi, the newly appointed chairperson of the Commission.

She said the building of the hospital was “faulty” and “congested”. “There is a dearth of manpower in the hospital. In fact, it was brought to my notice, that some departments, which were newly created, were closed because of shortage of manpower,” she said.

This was Masoodi’s second visit to city hospitals. On Friday she visited maternity Lal Ded hospital. The chairperson however said the hygiene and sanitation at the children hospital was better than Lal Ded hospital.

Vasundhra said the issue with regard to infrastructure including availability of beds, air-conditioning and manpower shortage will be taken up with the authorities concerned to bring more efficiency in functioning of the hospital.

During the visit, the Chairperson also took round of wards and sections of the hospital. She interacted with hospital authorities, patients and their attendants and enquired about medicare and other related facilities being provided to patients and new born babies.

She directed the concerned for focused attention on maintaining sanitation and cleanliness, besides provision of proper medicare facilities to the inward patients.

During her visit to Lal Ded hospital the chairperson had asked its administration to ensure safety of children and mother.