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Kashmir’s forgotten maternity hospital: MCCH Anantnag runs in unsafe buildings

Kashmir’s forgotten maternity hospital: MCCH Anantnag runs in unsafe buildings

Srinagar, Could 15 :
Regardless of declared unsafe by Fireplace and Providers Division, the Maternity and Baby Care Hospital (MCCH) Sherbagh Anantnag continues to operate in dilapidated buildings thus risking the lives of individuals.
The MCCH is related hospital of Authorities Medical Faculty Anantnag. It receives sufferers from 4 district together with Anantnag, Kulgam, Banihal and Kishtwar.

Nevertheless, the 110 bedded hospital craves for consideration. “This hospital lacks every little thing. It has two outdated constructing one for OPD and different the place sufferers are admitted, each have been declared unsafe by Fireplace and Providers Division. Washrooms are in a dilapidated situation,” an official of the hospital instructed information company KINS.

The official mentioned the successive governments have proven no concern for up gradation of the hospital. “We really feel insecure on this hospital. Any eventuality may happen at any time as its partitions have developed extreme cracks,” the official mentioned.

The hospital at all times stays overcrowded. Many of the occasions, two sufferers need to share one mattress. Many a occasions sufferers are being referred to Srinagar maternity hospital attributable to lack of house.

There is no such thing as a ventilator accessible and the hospital has only one theatre with two beds. “The MCCH has one labour ward and no lodging for medical doctors. There is no such thing as a facility of digital X-ray,” the official mentioned.

The official mentioned throughout 2018, R&B Khanabal spent Rs 26 lakh on the renovation of the hospital. “However was a wastage of cash,” he added.

Senior gynecologist Dr Fouzia mentioned 15 to 20 cesarean surgical procedures are being carried out on the hospital on a median every day.
Principal Authorities Medical Faculty Anantnag Dr Showkat Jeelani admitted that buildings of MCCH have been declared unsafe. “The federal government has taken over a personal hospital at KP Street the place new hospital at the price of Rs 12 crore is being constructed. Thus far, 4 crore have been launched. However since August final 12 months, the beneath building constructing has been occupied by safety forces,” Dr Jeelani instructed information company KINS. “It isn’t doable to put in centrally oxygen provide for the ventilator because the constructing is unsafe,” he added.

The MCCH Anantnag was just lately in information after demise of three pregnant girls.
The newest sufferer was Masrat Jan spouse of Riyaz Ahmad resident of Manzmoo Qazigund who died at MCCH Anantnag. Earlier, 35-year-old Ruqaya, spouse of Javed Ahmad from Kharpora-Larnoo village in Kokernag, a chosen pink zone, died at MCCH, after delivering stillborn twins.

Her physique was handed over to the household for final rites. A day after her take a look at returned optimistic for coronavirus.
Whereas Shakeela, 30, spouse of Zahoor Ahmad from Salia village died allegedly attributable to delay in her therapy at SDH Seer. She was declared purchased lifeless at MCCH Anantnag.

Fearing her samples could also be taken for COVID19 testing, the household took the physique out of the hospital on a stretcher trolley.

A video additionally went viral on social media whereby wailing members of the family have been seen carrying her physique on a trolley on the street. (KINS)

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