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Open hospital wards for poor: OHRC

The Odisha Human Rights Commission has asked the State government to consider opening dedicated wards for destitute people and make all services available to them in all medical college hospitals.

During a recent surprise visit to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, OHRC Acting Chairperson Justice B.K. Mishra and Director (Investigation) S.M. Narvane came across destitute patients lying unattended in the verandah.

On seeing Justice Mishra and Mr. Narvane on campus, some attendants volunteered to show the “pathetic healthcare facilities for the poor” at the hospital. “During the visit, as many as 15 destitute female patients and eight destitute male patients were found lying in the verandah,” said Justice Mishra.

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