Patients rue over dry water ATM at SSKM
Kolkata: The water ATM in the SSKM Hospital allegedly remains closed most of the time in a day causing inconvenience to the patients.
The water ATM was installed at the SSKM Hospital a couple of years ago to address the drinking water crisis
faced by the patients and their family members at the hospital complex.
Before the water ATM was installed in the hospital, people used to face difficulties and had to buy drinking water from the market.
The water ATM at the hospital used to cater
a huge number of patients after it was installed.
Patients and their family are now alleging that the water ATM remains closed most of the time in a day as a result they have to buy packaged drinking water from the market at a higher price.
The patients used to get one litre of drinking water from the ATM at Rs 2.
The patients also alleged that the water ATM is supposed to remain closed one hour a day between 2-3 pm. But, at present, it remains shut most of the time.
The patients and their
family members at the hospital are alleging that stores in the area are charging more for packaged drinking water as the water kiosk is non-functional for quite sometime.