Irfan Tilgami

With the garbage-collection system collapsing in the SDH Pattan the heaps of waste are mounting at SDH Pattan posing a serious health threat to the patients.

The employees at the hospital said no garbage had been lifted from the hospital for the past many days. The garbage generated at the hospital is being dumped near the outer wall of the hospital.

Locals told kashmir crown that the biomedical waste is getting mixed with other waste materials at the dumping site. As per norms, the biomedical waste requires segregation at the point of generation.

Most of the diseases are generally associated with the lack of cleanliness and hygiene. But it is disheartening to see that a reputed Hospital established to cure diseases is itself grappling with the problem of garbage heaps.

Locals appealed Deputy Commissioner Baramulla and CMO Baramulla to look into the matter.