Fazilka district hospital moved to site with inadequate facilities: The Tribune India

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Praful Chander Nagpal

Fazilka, December 5

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will inaugurate the newly constructed bus station and the new 100-bed Fazilka District Hospital building on Tuesday.

Construction on both projects started during the previous SAD-BJP regime and has been completed after years now.

The 112-year-old Dane Hospital (now a district hospital) is being moved to a new building adjacent to a carcass dump. With the approach of the legislative elections, the government wants to move the hospital despite some glaring shortcomings of the new building.

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According to information gathered by The Tribune, the building lacks an overhead water tank, due to which the supply needs of the 100-bed hospital will be affected. Experts stressed that engines alone will not be enough to provide the water supply, which will lead to a lot of wastage.

Recently, Sukhchain Singh, Executive Engineer, Punjab Health System Corporation, said that the tender for the construction of an overhead tank had been issued and that it would be built soon. In addition, the hospital sewage system was also connected in an allegedly unauthorized manner without handing over the required amount of Rs 65 lakh to the city council (MC).

An official, however, said only a four-inch-thick wall was erected for the X-ray and CT room against the desired width of 14-18 inches to avoid the damaging effects of radiation on staff and attendants. to patients. In addition, no arrangements for a canteen and parking are in place.

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