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Hyderabad: Government hospital goes thirsty

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], June 14 :
With Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital allegedly reeling under drinking water shortage, people here are finding it difficult to quench their thirst.

Patients and their attendants are complaining about the difficulties they are facing.

Gabbar Singh, a visitor whose mother is admitted to the hospital, told ANI, "There is water shortage here at Gandhi Hospital. I came here yesterday and from last evening we did not get water in this hospital."

Another visitor, Ganesh, said the same about the water crisis being faced in the hospital.
He said, "There is no proper water connection inside the Gandhi Hospital. We have to stay thirsty all the day. We would have to walk for a long distance to get water. Sometimes even the patients do not get water in their wards."

Officials, however, have passed the buck and blamed the large number of hospital visitors for the same.

Dr Sravan Kumar, Superintendent of Gandhi Hospital, told ANI, "Approximately 15,000 patients come here in a day. How will there be any water shortage when we are providing all the facilities? There might be little trouble during the summer season as there are 10 family members coming with a single patient."

He added, "Outsiders visit the hospital and utilise the cold water facilities meant for the patients despite asking them not to. We have even requested the patients not to get so many attendants which give rise to such problems."

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