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Sewage overflows at Omandurar GH

K. LAKSHMISUNITHA SEKAR, The Hindu, 14 June 2014


CHENNAI: Patients at the state-of-the-art multi super-specialty government hospital at Omandurar Government Estate face health hazards due to questionable standards of sanitation.


Clogged sewer lines and erratic water supply have become the order of the day at the hospital, which receives nearly 400 outpatients daily. For several days now, sewage has been overflowing from damaged pipelines at the rear of the building that faces Anna Salai. Pipelines carrying drinking water to the hospital as well as stormwater drain chambers have been damaged. The landscaping outside the hospital has completely dried up as heavy machinery and construction materials used for Chennai Metro Rail have been dumped on the premises.


Sources in the public works department (PWD), which maintains the hospital, said workers employed for construction of Metro Rail had encroached on the hospital premises and damaged the water and sewer lines. Recently, water supply to the entire hospital was affected for three days, and they had to manage with tanker water, said the sources. Read More....