THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Barely months after the State Human Rights Commission resolved a major issue at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, it is finding its head in yet another issue. Most recently, the state human rights commission had to intervene when AB theatres and orthopedics department functioning inside the College operated without an AC. At present, the commission has pulled up the medical college paramedical science hostel for polluting the nearby areas owing to the dumping of waste water.
According to officials, they had to intervene as the polluted water from the medical college paramedical science hospital was flowing to nearby areas. Owing to this, the residents are unable to draw water from the well. Also, chances of soil erosion in the area has also peaked.
Residents cite that they have been facing the issue for the past seven years. The commission has sought explanation from the medical superintendent before November 26. The AC at the AB theatres and Orthopedics ICU stopped functioning since March 23, 2015. A Lalsalam, an activist had lodged a complaint with the commssion saying the doctors were conducting the operation with opened doors and windows. It was based on this complaint, that the commission chairman J B Koshi asked for an explanation from the DME.
The medical superintendent had given the explanation that the equipments which was installed in 2004 has stopped functioning. The commission sent a notice to the medical college superintendent on April 9, following which, the superintendent informed the commission that its theaters has started operating from May 18 onwards.