MARD demands more focus on security in GMCH

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2017 11:43:30









Principal Correspondent,

The members of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has demanded that Government should focus on increasing security in Government Medical College and Hospital.  Dr Pradeep Kaswan, President of MARD expressed unhappiness over the ignorance on the part of Government as far as security of the Residents are concerned.

He said, “There is a requirement of at least 400 securitymen but only 65 have been deployed in GMCH. The one time presence of these securitymen is 15. The pass system was implemented under which everybody entering in GMCH premises should be allowed entry only on the basis of pass system to avoid the crowd. That did not implemented properly.”

It was also planned that all the sensitive areas would be covered by CCTV cameras. The earlier plan was to install 105 cameras but only 31 are installed. “The issues of drinking water, sanitation are equally important. Drinking water is not available adequately. There is no proper arrangement for sanitation. The doctors as well as patients too have to suffer. Somehow doctors manage the things but patients have no choice.

Over 300 posts of Class IV are vacant. Even in our hostels for 400 doctors there are only 8 safai workers. Out of those 8 maximum remain on leave, making things difficult for the hosteliers. Sometimes we have hire the services from outside to keep premises neat and clean,” pointed out Dr Kaswan.

The canteen too close down after 6 pm. No food item is available during night hours. The doctors as well as patients have to go outside the premises for the same, pointed out Dr Kaswan. The other problems being faced by the students include hostel rooms are not increased, hostels have no water cooler, no parking area is available, WiFi is not functioning.