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Acute Water Shortage in Kolkata Government Hospitals

by Rajshri on  June 4, 2008 at 2:59 PM Hospital News   - G J E 4
 Acute Water Shortage in Kolkata Government Hospitals
Taps in the National Medical College hospital in Kolkata have been dry for well over a week forcing patients to bring in bottled water from far off places.
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Kolkata Municipal Corporation trucks are supplying water to hospitals that are facing shortage, but this quantity is simply not enough.

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"We have a crisis on our hands. Patients' families are having to buy water. But a solution seems unlikely till the tubewell in the hospital is repaired," a surgical ward officer revealed. Only medicine and gynaecology departments have been spared the worst.

Medical superintendent S K Saha said the crisis had hit people hard.  "We have to bear with this problem till the new tubewell is installed," he said, referring to a new pump that is to replace the pump that fed water off a lone tubewell.

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