Mayor fumes at pathetic state of Palike hospitals

Mayor fumes at pathetic state of Palike hospitals

A visit to the BBMP’s two maternity homes left Mayor G Padmavathi flabbergasted on Wednesday.

The mayor carried out a sudden inspection of the Palike-run maternity homes only to come across the lack of hygiene in the hospitals and the missing doctors. She gave an earful to the medical health officers for the poor maintenance of these hospitals.

The most annoying sight for the mayor was garbage littered all over the premises at Halasuru Maternity Home. Taking the garbage contractor to task, she ordered the officials to impose a penalty of Rs 50,000 on him. The mayor blasted Dr Latha who is in charge of the hospital for the untidy interiors. On noticing that the rusted operation table and racks, she directed the officials to immediately replace them.

Infuriated with the pathetic condition of the hospital, Padmavathi questioned the officials, “Why would anyone visit this hospital if it is so badly maintained? Is this how you keep your house?”

There were more shockers in store for the mayor at Murphy Town Hospital, where doctors were not present. The duty nurse too had gone to complete her personal chores. The pharmacist was playing the role of doctor by giving medicines to the patients. There was no medical or paramedical staff to look after the hospital.

She directed the chief of medical officer to issue show-cause notices to the doctors why they were not present in the hospital. The mayor warned that henceforth she would not tolerate such indiscipline.

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