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Saturday, 25 July 2020

HHRC seeks report on poor conditions in Karnal hospital

Parveen Arora

Tribune News Service

Karnal, July 24

Taking cognisance of a news report published in The Tribune highlighting that three women shared a single bed in the gynaecology ward of the local Civil Hospital, the Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC) has sought a report from the Director General (Health Services) and asked it to file a report in eight weeks.

The HHRC has also asked for measures that could be taken to improve the condition in the Karnal hospital as well as in other hospitals of the state. Besides, it has asked the Director General to submit a report on planning to extend gynaecology wards in all hospitals.

The HHRC said denial of beds to patients was a violation of human rights. It also observed that the Karnal hospital authorities put patients at the risk of contracting Covid.

The Tribune had, on July 21, highlighted the miserable condition of the gynaecology ward in the Civil Hospital here due to heavy rush of patients, including those from the Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College (KCGMC) as it had closed its gynaecology ward.

Earlier, the district authorities had directed the KCGMC to restart the OPD facility. Also, the Director General and Secretary to the state government (Medical Education and Research Department) had issued directions to all government medical colleges/government aided and private medical colleges, who have been made as Covid hospitals, to start the OPD facility.

from The Tribune

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