Covid SOPs Go For A Toss At B&J OPD

Bone and Joint Hospital Srinagar -File Pic

Srinagar: Amid the continuous surge in Covid cases, the authorities at Bone and Joint (B&J) Hospital here in Srinagar have failed to ensure strict adherence to the standard Operating Procedures (SOP) at the hospital.

Witnesses said that people who visit B&J hospital in Barzulla area of Srinagar don’t adhere to social distancing as a large number of people could be seen in the queue at Out-Patient Department (OPD).

They informed that the OPD remained jam-packed with the attendants as well as the patients visiting there, saying that the authorities have failed to deploy any official to ensure that the SOPs are followed in spirit within the hospital.

The locals visiting the hospital said that people who are in dire need visit the hospice for check up or treatment, but such a crowded place could lead to a dangerous situation as there is every possibility of getting infected as the social distancing norm has literally gone for a toss.

Medical Superintendent B&J hospital, Dr. Suhail Ahmad said that they have been taking every possible measure to ensure that the SOPs are followed in spirit.

However, he said that the people visiting the hospital don’t follow the guidelines sometimes. “We are here to make them aware regarding SOPs. It is like you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink,” he said. (KNO)

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