Sewage overflow at hospital a headache

Sewage overflow at hospital a headache

Sewage overflow on the Civil Hospital premises. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Manav Mander
Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 23

Stagnant water due to sewerage overflow is giving a tough time to both patients and staff of the Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) located inside the Civil Hospital premises here.

Water has been stagnant from many months now outside the labour room of the MCH and a canteen is also located on this road.

The area around the canteen is full of foul smell, giving really hard time to those visiting the place for

refreshment.

The hospital, where everything should be ideally neat and clean, has been sadly presenting a picture of filth and dirt for many days now.

A patient visiting the hospital today said that it was really a very sad state of affairs at the Civil Hospital that sewerage water was stagnant just opposite the labour room.

“The hospital should be very clean ideally, but water has been stagnant here from many days, which can lead to diseases. The authorities concerned should look into the matter seriously,” he said.

A relative of a patient who was admitted to the hospital said it was really pathetic to see dirty stagnant water the canteen.

“I came to see my relative admitted in the hospital and thought I will take some refreshments before boarding a bus to my village. What to eat or drink anything, it was impossible to even stand there and I came out without having anything,” said Sunder Singh.

Senior medical officer, MCH, Dr Malvinder Mala, said the problem of overflowing sewerage was in her notice and was not a minor problem.

“Many a time, I get it cleared but there is some problem in the pipe which needs to be rectified and this seems to be a huge process. I have written to the authorities concerned about the same,” she said.

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