NRS authorities gear up to put an end to menace of cats and dogs inside premises
Kolkata: The NRS Medical College and Hospital authorities are planning to check the entry of cats and dogs into various wards of the hospital by installing nets at some important locations.
The hospital has already installed a new gate at nursing hostel with a net on it, so that the dogs cannot enter the premises. It may be mentioned here that controversy had erupted recently, after as many as 16 puppies were brutally killed, allegedly by some nursing students outside the hostel in January this year.
Following the incident, the inmates of the nursing hostel situated inside the hostel campus demanded that the place should be made free from cats and dogs. The hospital authorities have taken prompt action and installed a new gate at the entrance and a net has been put up so that dogs and puppies cannot have free access inside the hostel. A senior official of the hospital said that due to the lack of a proper gate, the hostel had often been infested with cats and dogs. "We are planning to put up nets at other doors situated in various wards of the hospital. We hope that we will be able to complete the work soon. As the entrance door at the nursing gate was not properly maintained, the dogs and cats could enter the hostel premises," the official said.
He also said that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has already started sterilisation and vaccination of dogs. In the first phase, as many as 17 dogs have been sterilised while six others were taken by the Health department workers of KMC for the same process.
It may be mentioned here that a fourth class staff of NRS Medical College and Hospital had urged the hospital authorities for their permission to relocate as many as 150 cats that were found in various departments of the hospital.
According to hospital sources, the cats often roam free at various departments of the hospital, creating nuisance. There have also been instances of cats biting the patients and their relatives. The cats also try to steal food of the patients.