Published On : Sun, May 18th, 2014

TB Ward in city emerging a weird subject for research, words fail to define appalling mess

Nagpur News.

Good news for those who want to do research on a weird subject. Bad news is that the weird subject for research is TB Ward of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), one of the biggest hospitals in Asia Continent. The first and the foremost task for the researcher would be to differentiate the subject: Whether the TB Ward is for human beings or animals? The second herculean task would be to find words for describing the condition prevailing in the TB Ward. Such is the condition. Words would fall short but the situation would remain for longer period. Shame on concerned GMCH authorities.

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The way the things are staring the face of TB Ward, several mindboggling questions could be raised over the treatment being given to patients of chronic diseases. The accompanied photographs and video would expose the slipshod state of affairs more devastatingly than the harshest words. The muck, heaps of filth and waste material everywhere expose the hands of GMCH authorities who are in running the TB Ward. The messy hands adequately point out that they are not treating the human beings. Bathrooms and toilets appear not cleaned for years together. Insects, filth and the foul smell make the patients so nauseating that they suffer vomiting bouts even before entering the so called bathrooms and toilets.

The TB Ward has arrangements for drinking water in place. A small tank is also there. But the quality of water forces the patients think twice. Think about filtering the water once or twice or thrice or go on till the water itself vanishes. That the authorities thinking of installing aqua guard machines for clean drinking water could be imagined in dreams only. Such is the mess.

Not that the GMCH Dean or other concerned authorities apprised of the muddle in TB Ward. But negligence and carelessness are the buzzwords for the administration. Expecting something different would be futile.

‘Superbug’ menace:

The spread of deadly superbugs that evade even the most powerful antibiotics is no longer a prediction but is happening right now across the world.

Unclean and filthy environment is breeding ground for the superbugs.

Antibiotic resistance has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country. It is now a major threat to public health and the implications will be devastating. And all of the trends indicate the problem is going to get bigger.

The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill.

In this alarming situation, it would be proper for the concerned GMCH authorities to initiate steps that would free the TB Ward from unhealthy conditions.