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Patients suffer in Chennai Rajiv Gandhi government hospital as toilets are shut down due to water scarcity
Rajiv Gandhi government hospital holds an important responsibility in handling patients not only from Chennai, but from different places in Tamil Nadu and even from other states.
Pertaining to acute water scarcity in Chennai, patients in Rajiv Gandhi government hospital suffer, as several toilets inside the premises were shut down on Tuesday.
Though the patients getting treatment at the in-patient wards have access to water, many toilets in ground floor in Tower 1 and Tower 2 of the main block were closed due to water shortage. The main block building of the hospital receives many numbers of out-patients every day.
The building has separate rest rooms for men and women. Several men’s toilets in the main block were seen closed on Tuesday, which led to suffering of patients who were asked to take urine tests for check-ups.
However, when the hospital authorities were contacted, the denied the alligation stating that the toilets were closed for maintainance purposes.
Rajiv Gandhi government hospital holds an important responsibility in handling patients not only from Chennai, but from different places in Tamil Nadu and even from other states. Despite of purchasing water in lorries, the hospital faced heavy water crisis on Tuesday.
Several incidents in the hospital like the one above expose the difficulty and inconvenience faced by patients in hospital due to water deficiency.