DC South pays surprise visit toNamchi District Hospital

Gangtok, 02 Aug:

DC South, PrabhakarVerma along with Additional District Collector , Sub Divisional Magistrates and District Medical Superintendent conducted a surprise inspection at District Hospital inNamchi, South Sikkim at 8.30 p.m.on the night of 01 Aug to ensure improvement in the working conditions of the hospital, a press release informs.

During the inspection, the DC and the officers interacted with the patients and the duty staff present.

It was observed that almost all the patients had, on an average, 04-05 visitors attending to them during night time. They have been using the same toilets and at times, misusing it thus causing difficulties for the administration to clean it up. This also resulted in over consumption of water by them eventually causing shortages of water in the hospital, the release informs.

The DChas issued strict instructions to the hospital administration and the patients to restrict visitors for their own safety and also for the convenience of other patients.

In addition, the DC stated that due to lack of security personnel, the flow of visitors becomes uncontrollable especially during night time. The DC has sought action plan from the DCS to ensure that the flow of visitors is strictly regulated.

In order to meet the regular requirement of water in various wards in the hospital, it was decided to arrange Syntax water tanks for water storage with proper management system in all the toilets for the patients so that the cleanliness of the common toilets can be regularly maintained.

The cleanliness of the hospital more particularly in the toilets of the various wards was found satisfactory.

The hospital management authorities have been directed to restrict the number of visitors strictly which will help maintainthe cleanliness of the hospital and the toilets.

The DC also enquired about the quality of medicines being supplied to the hospital with the DCS and the General Duty Officer and advised them to be proactive in saving the lives of people.