Published On : Fri, May 9th, 2014

Shocking Syndrome : Many Nagpur hospitals suffer from ‘Parking illness’!

Nagpur News.

The ailment is chronic and appears incurable. Most of the hospitals in Nagpur do not have proper parking facilities and inadvertently encroach upon the spaces facing their properties. Nagpur Today did a quick check across many of the upscale private hospitals in the city and noticed this shocking ‘syndrome’. Doctors who run these hospitals and clinics do not bother to provide space for the parking of vehicles, nor have they designated space for visitors parking into their properties. Patients visiting these hospitals and multi-specialty clinics undergo a harrowing time looking for space to rest their vehicles. A look at Dhantoli, Ramdaspeth, Panchasheel Square would throw open a cluster of such hospitals which lacked parking facilities, making the visitors to encroach upon the streets and areas surrounding these facilities.

Cluster of Cars

Vehicles crowd at a busy road outside a hospital in Ramdaspeth.

Vehicles crowd at a busy road outside a hospital in Ramdaspeth.

Nagpur is slowly turning out to a medical hub in this part of the country. Many small, medium and big hospitals and clinics have come up in the past 5 years. While some host all specialties under one roof, other offer specialized treatment with modern state-of-the-art equipments, gadgets and machines. They offer customized treatment for specific areas. Shockingly, most of it do not have adequate parking spaces.

No Way… 

Patients have to struggle through a scan facility in Dhantoli, spotting space for parking.

Patients have to struggle through a scan facility in Dhantoli, spotting space for parking.

The relatives, kith and kin are already undergoing a very stressful time having a relative in the hospital. They have many added worries of procurement of medications, room rent, doctor’s fees, and specialist’s fees, accompanied with relative’s stay. To top that, they have to find suitable and legally approved space for parking etc.

Encroached Space…

 

Parking chaos in front of a dental clinic in Congress Nagar.

Parking chaos in front of a dental clinic in Congress Nagar.


Interestingly, many of these upscale health facilities have mushroomed in residential areas in sheer violation of rules and regulations laid out by civic body.

Citizens wonder over the lackadaisical approach of RTO, civic authorities, and medical association which permit such hospitals and multi-specialty clinics without performing a check on their parking arrangements.

Fully Choked….

No space for parking at a private health facility.

No space for parking at a private health facility.

If this is not enough, these hospitals and multi-specialty clinics do not allow more than one person to stay next to the patient. The other members of the family have to stay in the vehicle, or find a suitable hotel, lodge etc for living in the city till the patient gets treatment.

Incurable ailment…

A city hospital has literally no space for parking, in clear violation of NMC and RTO norms.

A city hospital has literally no space for parking, in clear violation of NMC and RTO norms.

Sources claimed that if the situation continues, many smaller roads and streets will get perpetually jammed and the residents of these areas will face hard times traversing to and fro their houses.

Parked on whims…

The visitors to a city hospital in Ramdaspeth often choke the busy main road with their vehicles, thanks to the lack of parking facility inside the hospital.

The visitors to a city hospital in Ramdaspeth often choke the busy main road with their vehicles, thanks to the lack of parking facility inside the hospital.

Adding to the woes, most the vehicle owners often park their automobiles so haphazardly that if leaves no room for parking other vehicles. The naïve visitors have to spend most of them in finding place.