ADILABAD: The poor sanitation and safety conditions at the Basar IIIT are a matter of concern to students, especially girls who say their health is seriously being affected.
Such is the situation that students, including girls, keep their roommates or fellow classmates as guards outside while taking bath or attending to nature's calls inside toilets, as many of these have damaged doors and some have no door at all.
As a result, in the morning hours, there is a scramble for the toilets in good condition.
New incinerators had been brought in for burning the sanitary pads used by the girls in the past. Most of them are not functional.
The company that supplied incinerators did not set them up properly and hence the girls could not make proper use of them. When girls complained about this, officials told them that the problem was, they had paid the full amount to the company before the works were complete.
Girls say there should be one incinerator for every set of four to five toilets or bathrooms.
A girl student said dogs were often seen playing around with the used pads. Dogs tear these up, vandalise them and throw them here and there, even in the veranda in the girl's hostels.
“We have lodged a complaint with the officials to streamline the mechanism to burn the used pads,” girl students said.
“We are in need of regular water supply day and night to our toilets to take baths, more so during the periods,” they said.
There are nearly 4,000 girl students out of a total of 8,000 students on the campus.
The students get admission to Basar IIIT based on their marks after passing SSC and their age would be around age 16 when they enter the campus.
Sometimes, the used pads are kept in plastic covers and thrown outside. This leads to health-related problems to hostel inmates.
The piled-up used pads spread a bad smell in the hostel premises....