Herald: Renovation completed but not handed over
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Renovation completed but not handed over

07 Jun 2018 04:34am IST

Report by
Alfred Fernandes Sanguem

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07 Jun 2018 04:34am IST

Report by
Alfred Fernandes Sanguem

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Patients at the Government Primary Health Centre Sanguem have to suffer much hardship because the GSIDC has not handed over the renovated premises to the hospital

Though the renovation work of the old building premises of Government Primary Health Centre Sanguem stands completed, the hospital authorities are not in a position to use the renovated premises as the GSIDC is yet to hand over the premises to the hospital authorities.

It is pertinent to note here given the bad condition of internal fixtures, wiring and the roof top of the old building premises, the Government through Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation had undertaken the renovation work of the old hospital building about two years back. The corporation through its contractor got the renovation work completed some four months back but the GSIDC is yet to hand over the premises to the Sanguem PHC making the patients suffer to a great extent.

Given the inordinate delay caused by the GSIDC in handing over the premises to the PHC, the patients are treated and housed in the adjoining building which is susceptible to leakages. Since the pre monsoon rains which continues to lash Sanguem taluka over the past one week, the hospital authorities are seen innovating ways to deal with patients and other works in the midst of the leaking premises.

Hospital authorities revealed the roof top of the hospital premises which is made up of mangalore tiles has been damaged repeatedly by monkeys. Though the premises were timely repaired in view of the monsoon season, the monkeys damaged some of the roof tiles all over again thereby leading to leakage of water at several places.

As of now, the authorities run the OPS, Pharmacy and Blood Testing from one building under severe space constraints. Moreover the patients are treated in the adjoining building and the Sanitary Inspector sits in one of the residential quarter for his office duty.

Sources revealed the handing over the renovated premises of the old building to the PHC would have greatly helped the Sanguem PHC in discharging their duties and treating the patients in a proper atmosphere.

In the meantime, the citizens from Sanguem are eagerly waiting for the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new hospital building in the locality. Citizens pointed out that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had assured the general public in Sanguem of constructing a new hospital building in place of the dilapidated government quarters at Sanguem PHC premises. It is over a year now since the time Parrikar had visited the Sanguem PHC but there are no signs pertaining to the file for construction of new hospital premises at Sanguem moving in the right direction.

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