Vikash Sharma

The premises of several hospitals in Ganjam district were inundated following unseasonal rain on Friday. This caused inconvenience to patients, doctors and other hospital staff.

Rainwater entered the premises of the Community Health Centre at Polsara which was recently transformed and upgraded as part of the Ama Hospital initiative under the 5T programme of the Odisha government.

As per reports, several parts of the hospital including wards, dressing room, and waiting hall were flooded after the short spell of rain. It is pertinent to mention here that the newly updated hospital was inaugurated a few months back.

Though the concerned hospital authorities could not be contacted, the Medical in-charge Narayan Swain said," Rainwater entered some parts of the hospital including the ward which caused some problems. It was inaugurated recently and we will inform the CDMO for necessary action." 

A similar situation was also witnessed at Aska Sub-divisional Hospital after the rain. From the hospital's entry to the dressing room and doctors' chambers, most parts of the hospital were flooded with rainwater.

The hospital was transformed under the 5T initiative of the state government at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore one month back. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had inaugurated the hospital via video conferencing.
Works Department SDO Amiya Mishra said that a review will be conducted and works will be taken up accordingly.

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  • Pitabasa Das

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