Openly violating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative of 'Swach Bharat Abhiyan' (Clean India Drive) the Government Run Hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir have thrown all norms to the winds.
Following such reports that there is poor sanitation in the Government Hospitals, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today paid a surprise visit to one of the oldest Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital, just 200 meters from CM's office, to take stock of the sanitation, medical facilities and availability of medicine to the patients.
During the visit, Mehbooba Mufti expressed displeasure over the poor sanitation in the hospital including the condition of wash rooms, air conditioners, beds, bedding and other material and directed improvement of the same.
Taking swift action, the Chief Minister on spot ordered the attachment of Medical Superintendent of the Hospital.
The Chief Minister's office said that they had been getting reports of poor sanitation and facilities in the hospital over the past few months. During a recent review meeting with Administrative Secretaries, she had directed the concerned department to take measures for improving the sanitation and service at the hospital.
Mehbooba Mufti visited various wards and Inpatient units at the hospital. She also personally inspected the OPD, casualty, wash rooms, corridors and other places in the hospital.
During the inspection, Mehbooba Mufti interacted with many patients admitted in the hospital and their attendants and asked them about their feedback.