November 4, 2018
Coimbatore : Tamil Nadu Health minister, Vijaybhaskar on Sunday ordered suspension of four workers for not not maintaining cleanliness in the Government Hospital premises.
The workers, all from private agency, including the manager were suspended after a surprise inspection carried out by the minister, along with Municipal Administration minister, S P Velumani this evening.
Vijayabhaskar also telephonically directed the Project Director, Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Insurance Scheme, P Uma and Health Director, Edwin Joe, to submit reports on utilisation of the scheme and also treatment being given for dengue patients in the hospital, respectively.
Disclosing this to reporters, Vijayabhaskar said that four persons were placed under suspension for not not maintaining the premises and 67 persons were undergoing treatment for different types of fever in the hospital, of which two for dengue and 17 for H1N swine flu.
Stating that the patients and their relatives were being given necessary medicines, he said that the Government was firm that no no deaths should occur due to any types of fever in the State, even as adequate preventive measures were taken.
Those suffering from fever should immediately approach the hospital for test, he said adding that 80 per cent of the disease can be prevented if the habit of washing the hands was adopted.
Admitting that there were incidents of swine flu in Coimbatore and Nilgiris districts, the minister said that the doctors were advised to work, without bothering about the holidays and also Deepavali.
He also said that action would be taken against the doctors or employees if any complaints were received with regard to delay in admitting those coming with fever and private hospitals were also instructed not not to admit patients without proper bed facilities there.
The Municipal Administration department is also joining hands with the health department and 1.84 lakh sanitation workers are on the job in cleaning and to prevent the spread of viral fever, Velumani said.