MLA shifts from Patiala's ‘unhygienic’ Govt Rajindra Hospital to private facility - ECAS Punjab

MLA shifts from Patiala's ‘unhygienic’ Govt Rajindra Hospital to private facility

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 6

Putting the hospital authorities and district administration in a spot, an MLA of the Punjab Assembly left Government Rajindra Hospital and shifted to a private hospital on Saturday evening. Ironically, MLA Nirmal Singh was the only Covid-positive legislator who had preferred a government hospital over a private one for his treatment.

The development, once again, has raised questions over the treatment and standard of facilities at Government Rajindra Hospital. The MLA was admitted to the hospital on Friday after spending some time in home isolation. Just in a day, he decided to leave the facility.

Interestingly, in a video shared by the district administration, the MLA was seen praising the facilities and doctors at the hospital. In the video, he had said, "No one should go to a private hospital and visit only government facilities."

However, hours after this video, the MLA shifted to a private hospital. It has been learnt that he left the hospital reportedly over lack of cleanliness.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said the MLA himself had requested them to shift him to a private facility. Satnam Singh, MLA's son, said, "We took him to a private hospital as the washrooms were not clean and hygienic at the Rajindra Hospital." Meanwhile, the hospital authorities said the legislator had shifted to private hospital due to personal reasons.

from The Tribune

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