Jamshedpur : Water is being wasted at State owned MGM Medical College and Hospital due to leakage from different pipes.
Concerned over the prevailing situation MGM Medical College administration has written to engineering to take immediate step in restoring the tap-water supply system at the surgical and medical blocks. The aggrieved surgeons have demanded that the water supply should be restored in ENT, Surgery and Orthopaedics departments without further delay.
The drinking water pipeline passing at back of surgery, orthopaedic and ENT departments of the 520-bed MGM Medical College and Hospital has developed leakages at three points leading to precious water going to the drains as water pressure in the three-storied (G+2) building is abysmally low due to the water discharge at the ground level during the scorching summer heat.
“The water pipeline has developed leakage. If the leakage is not repaired in time then filthy water will enter the drinking water and after drinking it there will be an outbreak of diseases,” said a resident of Mango.
As of now, MGM has 520 beds, 10 operating theatres, ICU and CT scan units, a blood bank and 13 departments, including emergency and gynaecology.
But building and facilities are rundown due to neglect, while numbers of doctors-cum-teachers, technicians and nurses continue to be far short of need. “The hospital building is in poor condition, which needs immediate repair. Moreover the facilities at operation theatre and C T Scan need to be upgraded.
The facilities for doctors and attendants also need to be addressed,” conceded an official.MGM also wants cardiac, kidney and skin super specialty units, as well as separate chambers for its associate professors.
“ Water supply at an Operation Theatre is important for carrying out operation of the patients. We need adequate water as we have to wash our hands and surgery equipment time and again while carrying out the operation. But in absence of water or inadequate water we have to face immense problem,” said a doctor.
Ever since the problem cropped up toward the last week of June, they had written six times to the deputy superintendent of the medical college hospital Ashok Kumar Singh, highlighting the unhygienic condition that the surgeons are facing.
It may be mentioned that State Government governed Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital, is an Indian medical school established in 1964. It is situated in the outskirts of Jamshedpur near Dimna.
The students are admitted through an All India pre medical test CBSE PMT held by CBSE and Jharkhand and Bihar states’ combined entrance tests.
The college’s hospital is located in Sakchi. Currently there is post graduate education in non clinical and paraclinical subjects.
The MGMCH is a government hospital with the facility of 540 beds. Everyday around 1000 patients come here for treatment.
Several times parts of ceiling and windows have collapsed four times in the government hospital. Due to lack of repair work and attention of the authorities concerned, the condition of the hospital has deteriorated to a great extent.
Hospital superintendent, R. Y Choudhary conceded of the problems but expressed helplessness. “I have spoken to the engineering cell of health department for repairing of the water pipelines which has been damaged by the heavy vehicles entering the campus.
The engineering cell is preparing estimates for repair of the leakage. We have no choice but to wait,” said Dr R. Y Choudhary.