After two days of continuous media protection on plight of a whole bunch of most cancers sufferers mendacity in open in entrance of Acharya Harihar Institute of Most cancers in Cuttack, the authorities on Saturday pulled up its socks to shift the aggrieved sufferers to the hospital.
Whereas OTV had been protecting how most cancers sufferers and their kin had been spending their depressing time below the scorching warmth of the merciless solar for final two days, a delegation of native BJP members on Saturday visited the hospital and met its director. The BJP staff urged the officer to take instant steps to redress the sufferings of the sufferers.
“Immediately we met the director of the hospital and mentioned with him concerning the sufferings of the sufferers and their attendants. He promised us to accommodate the sufferers within the new constructing inside a month,” mentioned Cuttack Nagar BJP President, Laltendu Badu.
Director of the hospital, Lalatendu Sarangi, whereas briefing concerning the scenario of the sufferers, mentioned a short lived shed could be constructed by the approaching Tuesday and the sufferers mendacity in open could be shifted there.
“On this regard, we had a gathering with the Chief Secretary on Friday. I’ve instructed the officers to assemble a shed and relocate the sufferers,” mentioned director of Acharya Harihar Put up Graduate Institute of Most cancers, including that efforts are on so as to add 200 extra beds to the present ones.
Our staff on Saturday visited the hospital solely to seek out there had been none within the shed of the tree in entrance of the hospital. Nevertheless, some had been seen below a tree, not distant from the primary one.
“We now have been staying in such a situation since final one month. The safety guards have been much less sympathetic. They’ve been driving us away even from right here,” mentioned an attendant.
Echoing the identical, one other attendant mentioned there was none to deal with them.
On this context, Well being Minister Naba Das for the primary time broke his silence.
“I got here to know concerning the scenario solely yesterday. I’ve already instructed my division to take instant steps to redress the sufferings of the sufferers and attendants,” mentioned Das.