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Guntur GH in for Revamp, to Erase 'Rodent' Infamy

Voluntary organisations, businessmen offer to donate money for the revamp

Published: 29th September 2015 04:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2015 04:45 AM   |  A+A-

GUNTUR: The Government General Hospital (GGH) here, whose administration had drawn widespread criticism recently following the death of an infant due to rodent bite, is in for a total revamp, according to District Collector Kantilal Dande.

Disclosing this at a meeting with the representatives of various employees associations at the GGH Meeting Hall on Monday, Dande added that officials from the Departments of Housing, Panchayat Raj and Engineering, along with a district-level senior officer for every ward in the GGH, were taking up various works such as painting, re-laying of the floors, re-wiring of electrical connections, clearing of debris and improvement of sanitation.

Stating that several voluntary organizations, people’s representatives, businessmen and other individuals had come forward to donate money for the hospital revamp, he urged the employees’ association leaders to get all the government employees to donate their one-day salary/wage for the same purpose so that the hospital could render qualitative medical treatment to the patients, especially those belonging to the weaker sections.

Responding to the Collector’s plea, Employees Associations JAC joint secretary Dasari Dayananda Raju said that they would take a decision on it after consulting all the employees associations.

District Joint Collector Cherukuri Sridhar, Joint Collector 2 M Venkateswara Rao, District Revenue Officer K Nagababu, GGH Superintendent Raju Naidu, Dist Medical and Health Officer Padmaja Rani were present.

Protests over Infant’s Death

Guntur: Alleging that negligence on the  part of the hospital authorities led to the death of a new-born baby in the Government General Hospital (GGH) here on Monday, family members and relatives staged a protest. A woman Anusha from Chilakaluripet went to the hospital for delivery and gave birth to a baby but with the child succumbing immediately after birth, the relatives blamed that irresponsible attitude of the hospital authorities caused the death. If the staff provided timely treatment, the infant would have been survived, they alleged and picked up heated arguments with the hospital staff. After learning about the same, GGH superintendent Raju Naidu took stock of the situation.

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