District hospital hit by water scarcity
blinkx.com RUKUM, June 17: Water scarcity has crippled the district hospital of Rukum, where dozens of patients for treatment every day.
With the water resources drying up in the dry season, the hospital is not able to manage even drinking water for patients and visitors.
According to Rajendra DC, chief of District Health Office, water scarcity is not a new problem in the hospital.
However, over the years, it has become more severe as the water sources have begun to dry permanently.
Khadka has been admitted to the hospital since the last few days.
The patients have suffer a lot in lack of water.
Since there is no water resource nearby, managing water in the hospital calls for a big, serious plan, he said.
“The cost goes very high if we for making water available in the hospital due to its remoteness,” he added.
A local of Aathbiskot Municipality, Shyam Bahadur BK, reported that the hospital does not let patients use its toilets due to lack of water.
The hospital neither provides drinking water nor sanitation.