SRINAGAR – Attendants and patients Monday alleged that hospital authorities don’t operate Central Heating System round the clock in the hospitals as a result they shiver in present harsh chilly conditions.
Principal, Government Medical College had directed all its associated hospitals to run Central Heating System after the snow furry that brought temperatures almost below to freezing point. Reports said that some of the hospitals including Lal Ded and JVC Bemina run heating system only for two hours in a day.
Both attendants and patients at Lal Ded Hospital told Kashmir News Trust that they shiver inside the hospital due to prevailing harsh weather conditions.
At JVC Bemina Hospital, attendants and patients too complained of chill and said that authorities give a damn to the needs of patients. “It is really difficult to stay inside the hospital in extreme cold conditions. The hospital authorities run heating ststem for 2 hours only,” they said adding even after bringing the matter to higher authorities, they did nothing to give some respite to both attendants and patients.
Valley is in the grip of cold wave after unexpected snowfall brought life to full stop. The extreme cold wave prompted Principal Government Medical college to issue an advisory, directing all GMC associated hospitals to run Central Heating System.