Puducherry: Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, who is camping in Karaikal, said premises of government general hospitals at Karaikal were not kept clean and the record maintenance system had not yet been digitised. The Lt Governor also visited the government sponsored Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research in Karaikal.
After visiting the general hospital she said that on preliminary inspection it was noted that the surroundings of the hospital premises were not maintained clean. People and patients in the hospital raised issues of cleanliness and apathy in treatment, she said.
The record maintenance needs to be made more meticulous and analysis made to have an overall picture of the disease and health issues that people of the region were affected with. Bedi, who will be visiting the hospital again on Thursday, requested the director of Jipmer to accompany her on the visit.
Senior officials of the district administration were told to carry out a review of the functioning of the hospital, offer local solutions and identify areas of concern that would be required to be attended during the visit on Thursday, an official release said. Bedi also visited Keezhakasakudi village and interacted with the representatives of fishermen village panchayat and the women of the village.