Thursday, March 4, 2021

State women’s commission bats for better amenities for female patients

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Jamshedpur : State women’s commission is batting for better amenities for female patients at Government hospitals and health.

The commission chairperson Mahua Maji is unhappy over condition of women patients at the MGM Medical College and Hospital in Sakchi and has summoned the hospital superintendent to Ranchi.

Maji has written a letter addressed to hospital superintendent R. Y Chowdhury for reporting to commission’s office at Ranchi.

“ I am really sad over the state of affairs. The hygiene aspect is ignored at the hospital and it is difficult to use toilets without closing your nose with handkerchief.

Patients have to purchase medicine and bring blood from outside. Even patients suffering from fever were found sleeping without mosquito nets at the hospital,” said the chairperson.

According to sources, the hospital superintendent has been asked to present his stand over lack of infrastructure and unhygienic ambience prevailing in the female wards and over misbehavior of a guard against women despite being asked by the women commission to set things in order during their last visit. Around 300 women patients visit the 539-bed hospital daily.

The commission chairperson also inspected Sadar Hospital at Khasmahal. The Sadar Hospital was better in terms of hygiene. The commission plans an appointment with the state health minister Rajendra Prasad Singh this month to clear allotment for the hospital.

The commission chairperson also inspected an anganbari center at Bantanagar in Adityapur in Seraikela-Kharsawan in the evening and heard complaints from several beneficiaries that they were not receiving old age pension, cloths and rice and dal from government schemes.

The women commission in the next couple of months will be going all out to make awareness amongst anganbari sevikas and CDPO (Child Development Project Officer) for protection of women rights. “It has been seen that women hesitate to frequent police station and would rather go to the local anganbari sevikas who have good rapport with local women. We are trying to encourage anganbari sevikas and CDPO about the crucial role they can play for women in their fight for justice,” said Maji.

The women commission rued about lack of personnel which is hindering monitoring of women atrocity and blamed the government for not strengthening workforce of the commission.

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