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TIRUCHY: The poor parking association on the Authorities Hospital in Srirangam within the district has turned out to be an extra supply of fear for its sufferers and attendants as they concern for the security of their automobiles, which they’re typically pressured to station at the very least 100 metres away from the healthcare centre. They urge the administration to once more permit parking in entrance of the hospital, which was cordoned off two years in the past.
The hospital witnesses a median each day footfall of 1,000 outpatients and 70 inpatients and at present have a parking zone on the premises that reportedly can home solely round 20 two-wheelers at a time, together with that of the employees. The house in entrance of the hospital, abutting the highway, which was being utilized by the guests to park their two-wheelers was cordoned off by the administration about two years in the past following complaints of non-visitors too utilizing the house to station their automobiles. 4-wheelers, in the meantime, are allowed to solely decide up and drop off sufferers as a result of house constraints.
This has left a majority of tourists to the hospital with little choice however to park their automobiles at the very least 100 metres away. Sufferers mentioned that they took the difficulty with the hospital administration however in useless.
A Sivaprakasam, who visited the hospital on Friday, mentioned, “Till two years in the past we may park our automobile wherever. After I visited the hospital final week, there was no place to park inside or outdoors of the campus.” I had no selection however to park my two-wheeler distant, hardly with any safety, and stroll to the hospital, he added.
“Autos usually tend to be stolen as a result of they’re parked elsewhere. The large house on both facet of the hospital entrance is ineffective. Subsequently permission ought to be given to park automobiles there and monitor whether or not solely guests to the hospital are utilizing it,” he additional mentioned.
A 49-year-old man, searching for anonymity, mentioned, “Over 2,000 folks go to the hospital day-after-day to avail of medical therapy. Nevertheless, everybody finds it troublesome to park automobiles within the hospital.”
When contacted, Joint Director of Well being Providers (JDHS) Dr S Lakshmi informed TNIE that the house earlier obtainable in entrance of the hospital for parking was cordoned off over misuse by the general public. “We permit sufferers to park their two-wheelers on the campus. Nevertheless, there is no such thing as a house for all automobiles. Some park their automobiles close to the Srirangam zonal workplace.”