Improve things in one month, officials told

Expressing dissatisfaction over poor sanitation facilities at the Government General Hospital here, Andhra Pradesh Upa Lokayukta M.V.S. Krishnaji Rao on Wednesday gave one month time to the sanitation incharge to keep a system in place and warned him of severe punishment in the event of inaction.

Mr. Rao, who was on district tour, inspected the GGH and sought to know the absence of bear minimal facilities in many of the wards.

Observing that ceiling fans were not functioning in the labour rooms, he asked the officials to take immediate steps to get them repaired. When he asked about absence of required number of beds in some wards, the officials told him that repair works were being taken up to the cots. He sought an explanation on the unbearable stink at toilets.

Directing his ire against the sanitation incharge, he said an inspecting authority from the Lokayukta would visit the hospital in one month from now and submit a report on the conditions.

Complaint against doctors

During his interaction with patients and attendants, a few women complained against doctors and paramedical staff, whose interactions with patients were not satisfactory. Mr. Rao advised the doctors to be patient with patients and attendants.

Speaking to the media later, the Upa Lokayukta said there was a special focus on protecting the assets of temples in the State.

Lot of properties were being encroached, as officials of many temples were unaware of the assets that were in the possession of the temple, he observed.

Mr. Rao said efforts were on to obtain yearly appraisal on temple properties, which would help the government protect the assets of the temples. Combined effort by officials of the Revenue, Police, and Endowments departments was needed to recover the encroached assets, he said.

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