In Bihar’s Nawada district, stray dogs have it easier than patients! The Government of Bihar was left red-faced when images of stray dogs leisurely resting on patient beds while patients and their attendants sitting on benches or adjacent beds at a government hospital in Nawada district went viral.
Images of stray dogs occupying beds meant for patients are doing rounds on social media raising serious doubts about the public healthcare system in the state of Bihar. Patients said that they do not get beds or bed-sheets as they have been “hijacked” by the dogs.
Attendants posted at the district hospital in Nawada said the hospital administration did not make any effort to remove the dogs. Attendants claimed that the terror of stray dogs roaming the halls of the hospital has compelled them to discharge their duties with fear or they were forced to “adjust” with them to get their relatives treated.
Reacting upon the situation, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav took a jibe state health minister. In a tweet posted January 16, Tejashwi said,
बिहार के नवादा सदर अस्पताल की दुर्लभ तस्वीर जहाँ मरीजों को बेड नहीं मिलते लेकिन कुत्ते बेड पर कब्जा कर आराम फ़रमाते है। यहाँ के सांसद सह केंद्रीय मंत्री हिंदुस्तानियों को पाकिस्तान भेजने में मस्त और प्रदेश के स्वास्थ्य मंत्री दूसरे देश-प्रदेश घुमने और मौज मस्ती में व्यस्त है। pic.twitter.com/nQTUDcNlUz
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) January 17, 2019
Till now no official comment from any state minister has come to the fore. However, the hospital in charge Civil Surgeon Umesh Chandra said, “We will ascertain how this happened and who’s responsible for it.”