KMC to supply drinking water at state-run hospitals in the city
To meet the ever-increasing demand of drinking water at the state-run medical colleges in the city during the scorching summer days, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to supply the same to the hospitals.
The decision was taken after senior health department officials urged the KMC to supply drinking water to the government hospitals, especially during this time of the year. It has been learnt that the KMC has already started supplying drinking water to SSKM Hospital, Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, NRS Medical College and Hospital, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital. It may be mentioned that water ATMs have been introduced in various state-run hospitals in the city to mitigate the crisis. But the water ATMs are not enough to meet the demands of drinking water during this time due to the scorching heat prevailing in the city.
Sensing the crisis in hospitals, a top health department official had recently written a letter to Mayor Sovan Chatterjee urging him to supply drinking water to the hospitals. It was learnt from KMC sources that a drinking water tank would be stationed at all the state-run medical colleges in the city from 12 pm to 5 pm.
A senior health department official said the water crisis issue has been resolved since the installation of water ATMs at various state-run medical colleges and hospitals in the city. As there is increasing level of discomfort of temperature, the health department has decided to take some additional arrangements to cope up with the growing requirement.