Traffic Congestion, Garbage Dumps Near Gauhati Medical College And Hospital Put Patients At Risk

The movement of the trekkers and rickshaws near the entrance gate of the hospital at times affect the movement of ambulances
The movement of the trekkers and rickshaws near the entrance gate of the hospital at times affect the movement of ambulances

Guwahati, March 15, 2019

The crowded street stretching from Bhangagarh to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is turning out to be a major obstacle for smooth flow of traffic especially ambulances, courtest street vendors and illegal parking.

Garbage dumping on the particular stretch of road and in and around the hospital is also posing a threat for the patients. The locals alleged that the situation is getting worse by the day as the district administration, Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and traffic police failing to resolve the issue.

“To provide quality service, maintenance of hygiene in and around the hospital is a must. But, unfortunately, we lack such an environment. Often, we get complaints from patients and attendants on this issue,” said GMCH superintendent Dr Ramen Talukdar, as quoted in The Assam Tribune.

He added, “It is an appeal from our side to the district administration to take some action to improve the environment around the GMCH.”

The movement of the trekkers and rickshaws near the entrance gate of the hospital at times affect the movement of ambulances.

The GMCH, the second medical college to be established in Assam, is also a health care institution in Northeast India.