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Rats nimble infant’s finger at MCCH Anantnag

Official hire private company hired @1.5 lakh to make hospital free from rodents within three months

SRINAGAR: In a strange incident at a hospital in the southern district of Anantnag, rats nibbled the finger of a newborn baby at Maternity and Child Care Hospital Anantnag on Wednesday.

The video went viral on social media in which a lady alleged that the little finger of a newborn baby was injured as it was gnawed by rats at MCCH Anantnag. She was asked to take her baby to GMC Anantnag so as to give him anti-rabies to avoid the possibility of any infection.

Many other attendants present at MCCH also alleged that rats bigger than newborn babies are present at the hospital due to which patients, as well as attendants, are suffering.

They also alleged that very little attention is being directed towards the sanitation at the hospital due to which the possibility of infection contraction always remains there. A senior official posted at the hospital admitted that rodents scurry about the hospital, however, he said that he has no information about today’s incident.

He said that the building is very old and there is a space crunch and it is very difficult to manage things in a cramped space. He added that a private company has been hired by the authorities to make the hospital free from rodents within a period of three months for which they will get  Rs1.5 lakh for the job.

He said that one month has already passed and some rodents have been already killed, but some rodents still exist there—(KNO)


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