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Rains disrupt GMCH functioning

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GUWAHATI, Oct 18 � The recent rains created some difficulty in the gynaecology department of Gauhati Medical College Hospital, after rainwater poured into a section disrupting normal activities on Saturday.

Although the water did not remain for long, it necessitated immediate intervention and PWD personnel had to be called in. Later the entire area was cleaned and disinfected to ensure complete patient safety.

The Principal and Chief Superintendent of GMCH, Dr MM Deka said that water entered the area after a drain carrying rainwater was choked by soil coming down from the adjacent hills. �The blocked drain could not carry the excessive rainwater and entered a part of the gynaecology department,� he mentioned.

According to him the rainwater remained inside the premises for about half an hour, and had to be drained out. PWD personnel, he said, are carrying out work so that such a situation did not recur.

Sources in GMCH added that encroachment on the nearby hills was going on leading to massive removal of top soil. This contributed to huge amounts of soil being brought down to the plain below and clogging of a drainage system that already suffered from poor maintenance.

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Rains disrupt GMCH functioning

GUWAHATI, Oct 18 � The recent rains created some difficulty in the gynaecology department of Gauhati Medical College Hospital, after rainwater poured into a section disrupting normal activities on Saturday.

Although the water did not remain for long, it necessitated immediate intervention and PWD personnel had to be called in. Later the entire area was cleaned and disinfected to ensure complete patient safety.

The Principal and Chief Superintendent of GMCH, Dr MM Deka said that water entered the area after a drain carrying rainwater was choked by soil coming down from the adjacent hills. �The blocked drain could not carry the excessive rainwater and entered a part of the gynaecology department,� he mentioned.

According to him the rainwater remained inside the premises for about half an hour, and had to be drained out. PWD personnel, he said, are carrying out work so that such a situation did not recur.

Sources in GMCH added that encroachment on the nearby hills was going on leading to massive removal of top soil. This contributed to huge amounts of soil being brought down to the plain below and clogging of a drainage system that already suffered from poor maintenance.

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