Poor quality food’ & ‘lack of medicine’ at Bulandshahr Covid hospital draws DM’s ire
Meerut: A surprise inspection by the Bulandshahr district magistrate (DM) at a Covid L2 hospital in the district on Wednesday exposed the “casual attitude” of the health staff who were accused of “mistreatment” and providing “sub-standard food” to the patients.The lapse came to the fore when DM Ravinder Kumar spoke with the quarantined patients.“Whenever we complain against the poor quality of food being provided to us, the authorities argue with us and shut us up. The porridge is given to us in polythene and even other food items are of very poor quality,” one of the patients told the DM, while another patient complained of lack of medicines.Irked over such deplorable condition of the patients, the DM ordered deduction in the salaries of the concerned medical staff.“People are dying of the disease, and these facilitators at the hospital don’t seem to care at all. How will they feel if someone dies in their homes. I have ordered to deduct a week’s salary. I have also told the CMS that if a doctor is absent even for a single day his salary will also be deducted,” said Kumar.
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