BY TC News Desk
Agartala: February 24. Govind Ballabh Pant hospital of Agartala is facing an extreme shortage of drinking water. Patients and their families are starving for lack of drinking water in the Operation Theater and maternity ward of the medicine block.
For four long days there is an extreme shortage of drinking water in the so-called main referral hospitals.Today the family members of patient parties told media persons that some of them had come from various districts of the state including from Gandacherra and Teliamura for proper services. But after arrival in the hospital, they are suffering from severe shortage of drinking water for the last four days.
They claimed that they had to spend their own pocket money to buy drinking water.Several liters of water are required per head of patients per day to keep them clean. Also the medicine block is crowded with patients queuing up. Even many patients are receiving medical services on hospital floor beds.
But drinking water is one of the most important parts of hospital services. From the health workers in the hospital to the doctors, everyone is aware that there is no drinking water in the hospital for the past few days. But the families of many poor patients have to spend their own money to buy water from the market. But the MS and the staff in charge of the hospital are reluctant to open their mouths about the reason for the drinking water crisis.