Thieves Rule The Roost At LD Hospital


SRINAGAR — The attendants and patients at the Kashmir’s lone maternity care hospital Lalal Ded (LD) are facing an ordeal as thieves has struck inside the wards stealing the cash as well as the other valuables of the people including the blankets and shoes.

So next time you visit the LD hospital, be better take care of your belongings as they can even get stolen.

A number of attendants Thursday alleged that their shoes, and blankets were stolen in the wards of the hospital while authorities neither took their complaint seriously nor were ready to peep through CCTV footage.

 “We had a patient Nahida Akhtar admitted in ward number 103 of the  Lala Ded Hospital. My two blankets were stolen from the ward. After enquiry, I was told by patients and attendants that it is a routine matter in the hospital,” said Khalid Yousuf of Sumbal Sonawari.

He alleged that hospital administration declined to show him the CCTV footage to help nab the thief. “I was told CCTV footage is meant for security purposes and not for ‘immaterial’ things,” he rued.

Another attendant hailing from Bandipora alleged that his expensive shoes were also stolen by someone in the hospital. “It is not the question of blanket or shoes. The question is why things are being stolen in the hospital and why can’t hospital administration act against the culprits,” he said.

When contacted, an official from LD administration said that he will look into the matter.

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