Odisha's Sambalpur will have HD upgrade for CCTVs in DHH
By Express News Service | Published: 18th July 2017 08:23 AM |
SAMBALPUR: In a delayed but remedial measure, the district administration has decided to install high definition (HD) CCTV cameras at Sambalpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). The decision follows police failure to nab the child lifter from the hospital due to poor footage of existing CCTVs.Even though the footage of a woman wrapped in a yellow shawl has been recorded in the existing CCTV camera, police remain clueless about the child lifter.
Sambalpur Collector Samarth Verma said HD CCTV cameras will be installed in the DHH besides Mother and Child Health Care Centre situated on the hospital premises. He further informed that the district administration has already chalked out a plan for installation of the new cameras. The HD cameras will be installed at an estimated cost of `6 lakhs and the fund will be provided from District Mineral Foundation (DMF). All the existing CCTV cameras in the DHH will be replaced with HD ones, he said. The output of the high definition cameras will be better and sharp compared to the existing cameras and will capture quality footage, he informed.
Currently, 64 CCTV cameras have been installed at the corridors of the hospital. But the footage captured by the cameras is of poor quality.On the wee hours of March 24, the newborn baby boy of Aniruddha Majhi (32) and his wife Gitanjali Majhi (25) of Amilipani village under Jujumura block was stolen from the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ward of the DHH.
While the incident had created a huge uproar in the city, the police are still grappling to get clues about the child lifter even after four months of the incident.On the other hand, the couple is still residing in a cabin on the DHH premises hoping that they will get back their child. The hospital authorities are providing food to the couple who have refused to leave the premises until they get their baby boy back.