‘Authorities fail to ensure proper hygiene at emergency ward’
Srinagar, Nov 12: The Chest Disease hospital in Srinagar has yet again come under severe criticism with the patients as well as attendants for allegedly failing to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued in wake of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Notably, a large number of patients who have tested positive for the COVID-19 are currently admitted at the hospital and are undergoing treatment.
However, the attendants told Precious Kashmir that the administration is hardly bothered to follow the SOPs and hygiene especially at the emergency ward where critical patients are admitted.
“Nobody is bothered to follow the guidelines and advisories at the hospital that are meant to prevent the deadly virus from spreading,” the attendants said.
One of the attendants, whose patient is admitted in the emergency ward of the hospital, said that he has not found anyone following the proper guidelines issued in the backdrop of Coronavirus outbreak.
“One fails to understand how the patients will be treated in such an atmosphere at a time when the administration is not paying any heed to the SOPs,” he said, adding that such actions must be controlled to ensure the patients admitted here are treated properly.
“The toilet at the emergency ward is also unhygienic, thus adding to the miseries of patients as well as the attendants,” the attendant said. He also said that the concerned authorities must not ignore the plight of patients as well as the attendants.
He said the administration is also not paying any heed over the sufferings of patients in the cold weather conditions, saying that no heating arrangements have been made available for them during the prevalent weather conditions.
The attendant also stated that the bed sheets being used on beds for the patients are for summer season, adding that as the temperature is declining, the administration here doesn’t even bother to change the bed sheets for the wellbeing of the patients.
Meanwhile, Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, HoD CD hospital couldn’t be contacted for the comments in this regard as he didn’t receive the repeated phone call from this reporter.
“Everyone is hoping that we don’t witness another COVID-19 peak during the winter season as it can lead to a humanitarian crisis in the sub-zero temperatures. The helmsmen have to keep a close watch on the situation so that things don’t go out of hand and the system remains intact.”