Officials of Belagavi hospital reprimanded | for negligence and dereliction of duty.


Published: 26/07/2018


Deputy Commissioner S. Ziyaullah reprimanded officials at the district hospital for negligence and dereliction of duty. During a surprise inspection here on Wednesday, the Deputy Commissioner asked officials to properly maintain the building and provide all necessary facilities to patients.

Public Works Department officials told him that an agency contracted to erect solar panels on the roof of the hospital building had drilled holes into the ceiling. This had weakened the cement concrete ceiling leading to water leak.

Then, the Deputy Commissioner asked the officials to fix the roof immediately. He asked the officials to ensure that patients did not face any difficulty in the hospital.

The District Surgeon should take steps to ensure that all doctors were present in the hospital at all times and discharged their duties sincerely. There should be no scarcity in the equipment used by doctors and staff and drugs supplied to poor patients, he said.

He also asked the doctors to keep the premises clean and ensure adequate supply of drinking water.

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer R. Ramachandran was present during the inspection.