4 more students suffer from similar symptoms; complaints pour in over poor upkeep of OGH college

Four nursing students of Osmania General Hospital (OGH) Nursing College were hospitalised on Monday with dengue symptoms, a day after a nursing students had of dengue died in the early hours of Sunday. Officials, however, maintained that the condition of the four girls was stable.

The death triggered protests from the students, who on Monday boycotted their classes and stayed away from their work. They charged that the upkeep of the nursing hostelswas not up to the mark, which led to rampant mosquito breeding.

“We have come across situations where students have to clean their own toilets and rooms due to lack of cleaning staff ,” says Government Nurses Association president M. Annamma. Nursing school students alleged that neglect of the hostels was a deliberate attempt by the hospital management to make them vacate the premises.

“Our tests have confirmed that the student was dengue positive. We have also set up a panel that will come up with a detailed report on nursing hostels ,” said OGH Superintendent V. Sivaram Reddy. Meanwhile, staff of DM&HO and Health and Sanitation wing of GHMC swung into action Anti-malarial spray, fogging, distribution medicines and cleaning up of the hostel surroundings were taken up,” said DM&HO Dr. Narendrudu.

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