Key machines defunct, poor sanitation cripples patient care at CD Hospital

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By Fast Kashmir on 25/08/2017.

Srinagar, August 25: Several testing machines and poor sanitation has crippled the patient care in Valley’s Chest Disease Hospital at Dalgate area of city.

Patients and sources told news agency GNS that the ultra sound machine of the hospital is dysfunctional since last three months. “It is completely defunct and patients have to go to private labs for this ultra sound test,” said hospital sources.

The sources further said that the Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) and Polysomnography are also not being done at the hospital from few weeks which has resulted in massive inconvenience to poor patients who come from length and breadth of Valley. The sources further said that the newly established H1N1 ward of the hospital which was completed long back is yet to be made operational.

The patients complained that the hygiene in the CD Hospital is poor and the canines are freely roaming in hospital wards. They further said that the garbage is also left in the premises of the hospital and no attention is being given to the sanitation. “This is a critical hospital where there are respiratory patients including those suffering from TB but the hygiene is very poor and threatens health of attendants as well as patients,” they said.

Meanwhile, Dr Jehangir, the Medical Superintendent of the Chest Disease Hospital when contacted by GNS for his comments refused to answer over phone and asked to meet in person at his office.(GNS)