Ujjain : Collector Kavindra Kiyawat on Wednesday paid a surprise visit to the Madhav Nagar civil hospital to inspect the prevailing state of affairs. He talked to the patients admitted in various wards to know if they were getting adequate facilities. The collector also interacted with patients and doctors. After addressing doctors’ grievances, he assured them that a specialist would be posted at the hospital. Kiyawat inspected the trauma centre, surgical ward, general ward and the operation theatre.

The collector asked incharge Dr Gupta to rectify the problems of faulty electrical connections and lighting appliances in the hospital. He enquired from patients about the facility of free medicines. The hospital authorities were directed to ensure that proper hygiene in hospital was maintained so that infection could be reduced.

Directions were passed to get heaps of garbage lifted in areas of mortuary and at the backside of the hospital. Hospital authorities were directed to ensure that the general waste and biomedical waste does not get mixed up. It was also directed that the biomedical waste collecting company should pick up the waste regularly. Kiyawat said that the idea behind conducting surprise inspection was to send out a clear message to officials that they should perform their duties sincerely all the time.

He also visited the special health camp organised in the hospital on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons and asked the officials to provide the best services they can. Various pathological tests and diagnostics facility specially for elder persons were provided at the hospital.

While, the collector was conducting inspection at the Civil Hospital, hundreds of patients were agonising in pain waiting for doctors to arrive at Divisional Civil Hospital. More than 50 patients were waiting outside the surgical ward, waiting for the doctor to arrive. As civil surgeon Dr CD Sharma reached at hospital, irked patient’s gheraoed the CS and asked for an explanation, saying “we have been waiting for hours for doctors and there is not a single on here.” Many of the patients who required immediate attention were seen writhing in pain. The CS immediately called a duty doctor and pacified the agitated patients.

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