STAtE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: A large number of patients, who regularly visit Regional Cancer Centre, Jammu located inside Government Medical College Hospital here have invited newly inducted Health Minister DK Manyal to spare some time from his busy schedule to see for himself the status of toilets inside the centre.
Since majority of patients undergoing treatment in the centre come from far-off places avoid the hospital toilets due to their pathetic condition.
“We cannot visit these stinking and dirty toilets for fear of catching more infections,” a cancer patient said.
“In the absence of proper cleanliness and basic facilities it is impossible for us to even enter the toilet. These are in such bad shape”, women patients alleged, demanding immediate action against those responsible for maintaining the facility.
On several occasions, the patients have informed the concerned doctors in the Centre about the state of affairs but so far no major headway has been achieved. The issue was brought to the notice of former Health Minister but he too failed to improve the condition of the toilets.
In the last two days Health Minister DK Manyal, himself a doctor, has spent quite a time in the hospital premises while he was looking after the medical treatment of victims of border firing.
At the same time the patients, who found it difficult to reach Regional Cancer Centre due to exceptional rush in the hospital premises appealed to the Health Minister to spare some minutes and pay a visit so that toilet facilities are improved and patients can avoid falling in the trap of contracting more infections.
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