False ceiling of Mother and Child wing in MB hospital came down with a thud. The ceiling work had started only 2 months back with a budget of 10 crores.
False ceiling of MB hospital had water dripping this monsoon and it suddenly came down on the floor on Thursday. The only relief was that no one was present at that time else there were possibilities of a huge disaster. Mother and child wing of MB hospital has 100 beds. The wing has been constructed by National Rural Health Mission(NRHM) over the 60 year old Pannadhaya female ward which is already in a bad shape. It may be noted that MCH wing has been constructed without proper investigation of the area. This negligence has put the working pattern of NRHM engineers under suspicion. It is really a matter of concern that the construction on top of Pannadhaya building has weakened the walls of the hospital even more. Plaster keeps falling and cracks in walls are on the rise.
Four months back this issue was brought to light. The investigation report is yet to complete.MD of NRHM Navin Jain has said that an investigation report regarding the construction has already been submitted. It was inspected by Chief Administrative Secretary Veenu Gupta before commencing the construction work. As per NRHM officials, the investigating agency MNIT had submitted a report wherein it was requested to confirm if the old and weak building could take the load of a new construction on top. The confirmation was to be granted by either IIT Kanpur or IIT Rourkee since it was a 60 year old building. Despite constant warnings by the Director, PWD has not paid attention towards repairing the old building. Per day the hospital witnesses around 800 people along with hospital staff who come here for medical aid.
According to XEN NRHM Udaipur MC Meena, the portion of ceiling from where water was dripping has been repaired. PWD has been asked to repair the building but they have not yet given any estimate.
PWD says that NRHM and Hospital administration were warned about the poor condition of the building. Inspite of the warning, machines were shifted and patients were admitted to the new building as it was inspected by CAS Veenu Gupta. As per PWD reports, Veenu Gupta approved the functioning of the new wing.
Source : bhaskarnews