Bowring Hospital not disabled-friendly

Bowring Hospital infrastructure is not disabled-friendly and it needs to be revamped to suit the needs of physically challenged, said K S Rajanna, Commissioner for the disabled when he was on a surprise visit to check facilities at the Bowring Hospital on Tuesday.

Published: 30th October 2013 11:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2013 11:51 AM   |  A+A-

Bowring Hospital infrastructure is not disabled-friendly and it needs to be revamped to suit the needs of physically challenged, said K S Rajanna, Commissioner for the disabled when he was on a surprise visit to check facilities at the Bowring Hospital on Tuesday.

“Just for the sake of it, a ramp is constructed here. Toilets are not maintained, sacks are kept in every corner, no proper wheelchairs, lifts are not user-friendly for handicapped,” said Rajanna.

“No proper braille-written types are provided for blind patients,” he added.

There are six lifts in the hospital, Rajanna suggested to hire physically challenged operators to provide opportunities and also facilitate separate counters for physically challenged, he said.

“The hospital authorities have requested for one month time to re-built and provide best facilities to physically challenged,” he said. Earlier, he had visited state pollution control board to check the facilities for disabled at the offices. ENS

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