Tribune News Service
Patiala, August 9
Hundreds of resident doctors, the frontline warriors of the Covid-19 battle, are living in pitiable conditions at the Government Rajindra Hospital. Doctors living in the hostel rue leaky roofs, broken urinals and defunct toilets on the premises.
“We don’t want clapping or any symbolic compliments. We just want proper hygienic living conditions in the hostel,” said a resident doctor, who is on Covid duty at the isolation ward of the hospital.
During a visit to the hostel, it was found that washrooms were filthy and in poor condition. There were no lights in some washrooms while majority of toilets were lying defunct. Besides, it appeared as if washrooms had not been cleaned for long.
“Hostel washrooms are not cleaned regularly and keep stinking,” said doctors. “We deserve better,” doctors added.
“It is unfortunate that we are risking our life while treating Covid patients, but the government is unable to provide us livable conditions. These are basic things the ruling dispensation should take care of,” said another doctor at the hostel.
“We have repeatedly complained to the hostel warden and medical superintendent but to no avail,” doctors added.
Meanwhile, Dr Paras Pandove, medical superintendent, said, “I have not been informed by resident doctors about the problem. However, I will immediately ask the person concerned to look into the matter.”
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