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18 May, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital

No water supply for last four days

Staff Reporter, Barishal
No water supply for last four days

The Barishal sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital is not getting any water for the last four days as its water-carrying pipes have gone out of order. The sudden suspension of water supply has affected over 1,700 patients and their attendants in the hospital.

The hospital authorities have failed to manage the situation till the filing of this report.  A visit to the hospital showed that some patients are collecting water from outside the hospital. The washrooms are in a terrible state because of lack of water.

Patients in the maternal wards are using mineral water in the washroom.

Dr Zahirul Haque Manik, head of the surgery department, said: "We're also facing trouble in this situation. The patients can leave anytime they wish, but we're are bound by duty here without even a drop of water. We're trying to perform emergency operations after buying water from the outside."

 Dr Md. Bakir Hosen, director of the hospital, said that about two lakh litres of water was needed at the hospital daily. "But now, the supply is nil. Locals are helping the patients by supplying water from their own sources," he added.

He also said that the authorities concerned had been informed about the crisis. "The repair works have started. But it's taking time," he added.

Accoridng to  sources, the operations of a total of 520 patients have already been suspended in the last four days. Some of the patients who were to undergo surgery have already left the hospital for private clinics.

Bakul Begum, 55, was admitted here on May 14. She was to be operated on May 15, but it was postponed for an indefinite period in the face of the water crisis.

Another patient in the maternity ward, Nurunnahar Begum, said she was using mineral water even in the washroom.

Mehedi Hasan, a contractor of PWD, said the pump house of the hospital was set up almost half a century back. "The hospital's pipeline has been damaged in different areas. We hope that the problem will be resolved soon."

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