Heating System For 2 Hrs Only: Attendants, Patients Shiver In Hospitals

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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.

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