Need to Improve Sanitation System in Hospitals: Saroori, Enquires About Health of GMC Patients



G M Saroori

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment Chairperson, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori Saturday said it is not just medicines which heal the sick, but the environment too had a major role for the recovery of the patient but “it is unfortunate that the Jammu city’s main government hospital GMC&H, where a number of patients come for the treatment is in a pathetic condition”.

He paid a visit to GMC&H Jammu today.

Saroori said, “Government Medical College & Hospital Jammu has failed to look after the sanitation of the hospital and associated institutions which are in shambles condition.”

“Emergency Wing of the hospital caters to thousands of patients from across the state every day, but when it comes to the sanitation, there is lot to be desired. The bathrooms in the hospital are overflowing with sewage, and dirty water. The pipes are leaking, the faucets do not work, and toilets smell as is these have not been cleaned for years,” Saroori said in a press statement. “The institute needs to take a cue from its counterparts in the private sector as far as matters of cleanliness and hygiene are concerned or go over to a military hospital to find an example to emulate. Patients and their caretakers as such are facing tough time particularly in the Emergency ward of the Government Medical College & hospital due to poor maintenance of the toilets.

Saroori said government really needs to improve the hygienic conditions not only of GMC&H Jammu but other government hospitals in the state as well.

The Legislative Assembly nominated Environment Committee Chairperson visited Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu to enquire about the health of various patients who are in brief illness or suffering from various diseases.

He interacted with the patients attended at the Hospital and assured them all help.

He asked the doctors about the status of the patients and instructed the Hospital authorities and doctors to provide every required medical facility to the patients so that they do not feel any inconvenience.


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