Upa Lokayukta Subhash Adi took Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) Director Ramaiah to task for the poor maintenance at the district hospital.
Adi visited the injured in Saturday’s road accident near Halki Cross in Savadatti taluk at BIMS on Sunday. He also inspected the emergency and other wards. Adi was perturbed looking at dirty toilets, broken doors and windows, unwashed doors and window curtains, improper and insufficient food being given to the in-patients.
He asked Ramaiah why the hospital was in such a state despite availability the required funds. He said poor people and those coming from villages are the ones who visit a government hospital and clean wards and toilets are a must for their speedy recovery.
He directed Ramaiah to take appropriate measures to maintain cleanliness. He also instructed him to give him copies of the proposals sent to the government about the staff and funds needed for the hospital.
Savadatti mishap biggest in district
According to an official who provided details of some gruesome road accidents in the district in the past, the accident with the highest number of casualties before Saturday’s accident involved a government bus belonging to Chikkodi depot which fell into a open well killing 11 passengers. This accident had occurred on Ganesh Chaturthi six years ago.
As many as 10 labourers were killed when a tipper loaded with road carpeting material overturned at Chikkodi taluk eight years ago.
Six people were killed near Kittur in Bailhongal and six more succumbed in an accident near Mullur Ghat in Ramdurg taluk recently. In another accident, six people were killed when the bullock cart fell into a canal in Savadatti taluk last year.