While people are often seen begging for a bed in government hospitals due to its shortage, such is not the case, apparently, with one government hospital in Bihar’s Nawada disrict where stray dogs were seen leisurely resting on patient beds raising concerns regarding the public health care system in the state.
According to a patient in the hospital, they are not allotted beds since they are mainly occupied by stray dogs. “The hospital authorities refuse to give us bedsheets. These dogs enjoy the comfort of bedsheets”, a patient said. When asked about the situation, the hospital authority stated that they are going to look into the matter and punish the ones responsible for this.
“We will ascertain how this happened and who’s responsible for it”, Civil Surgeon incharge, Umesh Chandra said to ANI.
Bihar: Dogs found sleeping on beds in Nawada government hospital. Umesh Chandra, Incharge, Civil Surgeon says, “We will ascertain how this happened and who’s responsible for it.” pic.twitter.com/jkUVZspkpA
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This is not the first time when questions have been pulled up over the healthcare services in Bihar.
In July last year, the Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH), which is reportedly considered as the second-largest government hospital in the state capital, was seen flooded with rainwater following heavy rainfall.
Patients were seen lying on the bed in the Intensive care Unit (ICU) while the room was swamped with rainwater. Meanwhile, fish were also seen swimming in water inside the ICU.