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Unattended garbage, stray dogs pose threat to patients, attendants at SKIMS


Srinagar, Sept 06: The presence of unattended garbage and stray dogs near emergency block of Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura is posing a threat to the lives of patients as well as to the attendants here.

As per the reports, the garbage lying outside the emergency block has not been removed from here for a long time.


“You can yourself see the piles of garbage lying here unattended. It seems that the garbage has not been lifted for a long time. We all know that during summers with mercury going up there is a good chance of an outbreak of certain diseases, if garbage lies unattended for a long,” said an attendant Mohammad Amin.

With increase in the number of stray dogs in and around the hospital vicinity, the attendants see the menace as a threat, which should be dealt by the concerned authorities’ immediately.

Ironically, officials seem to be in “slumber”, as no measure has been taken by them to put a stamp on menace.

“The authorities seem to be totally ignorant of the problem. That only could be the reason for their failure to check the dog menace around the hospital,” said a local, Zakir Mir.

According to the attendants, dogs are usually seen surrounding a broken tap in the washroom near the emergency block of the hospital.

Some visitors even went on to complain that they fear to roam around freely, especially during late evenings due to the presence of these stray dogs around the hospital.

“These dogs start barking at the slightest human movement, especially in late evenings or during the night,” they added.

Medical Superintendent (MS),SKIMS,Soura, Farooq Jan said that he would look into the matter