Jharkhand hospital serves foods to patient on ‘floor’

Jharkhand hospital serves foods to patient on ‘floor’

PATNA: This is a glaring example of how the people are turning “insensitive”. On Wednesday, a poor woman patient with her right hand plastered after fracture injuries was served foods on the floor by the hospital staffs as she didn’t have the plates.

The poor woman identified as Palmati Devi, in her tattered clothes, had no option but to eat flood on the ground. The shocking incident took place in the Ortho ward of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, a premier government hospital in Jharkhand, where she was admitted.

This is the condition of a hospital where around Rs 3 billion is spent annually on plan and non-plan head.

Mineral-rich Jharkhand state is currently ruled by BJP chief minister Raghubar Das.

That is in sharp contrast to Bihar which, at least, has manner and courtesy to treat the people in distress. Recently when floods affected many districts of the State including Patna, the state government asked the officials to serve foods to the floods victims in plates. These utensils were finally gifted to the victims when they left for homes after the floodwater receded.

Image Courtesy: Dainik Bhaskar

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