In an incident that has rightly sparked off massive outrage, the sanitation of the RUIA Government Hospital in Tirupati were found using wheelchairs and stretchers meant for patients, to dump garbage.
A video that surfaced on social media shows sanitation workers pushing wheelchairs topped with garbage bins and bags, reportedly outside the hospital. According to Telugu media reports, the garbage was being carried to a dump yard in the hospital premises.
Reportedly, the hospital doesn't have a proper dump yard and the staff are using a corner in the hospital premises to dump the waste.
â€” Aashish (@Ashi_IndiaToday) October 13, 2017
Telugu channel NTV reported that "authoritiesâ€™ and contractorsâ€™ negligence is resulting in such irregularity in the hospital."
However, despite of repeated attempts to contact hospital authorities, TNM could not get in touch with them.
With more than 1000 beds, RUIA hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in the Rayalaseema region. It serves not just Tirupati, but also neighbouring Nellore, Kadapa, Kurnool and parts of Anantapur.
According to a report published in The Hindu, the hospital was due for a facelift last year. However, little seems to have been done to improve the infrastructure here, going by current reports.