Port Blair, July 8: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands to provide land at the premises of GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair for construction of a building under MPLAD fund to create accommodation facilities for the Inter Islands patient’s attenders.

He informed the Lt. Governor that many poor patients come from different part of Inter Islands such as Diglipur, Kalighat, Mayabunder, Billiground, Rangat, Kadamtala, Baratang, Swaraj Dweep, Saheed Dweep, Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Nancowry Group of Islands, Campbell Bay and from remote places of South Andaman to GB Pant Hospital for further treatment who are referred by the respective PHC/CHC. These patients are coming along with attenders to take care of them during treatment. However due to non-availability of accommodation facilities in the premises of GB Pant Hospital for the attenders, they are facing great hardship who are so poor and cannot afford to stay at any lodge and cannot bear the transportation expenses to visit the hospital daily.

He further said that during his recent visit to GB Pant Hospital, he saw that all the attenders are lying on the floor at different places and possibility of getting infection is very high as the Corana positive cases are admitted in the GB Pant Hospital which is increasing day by day. Apart from this, generally hospitals are always place of high infection. Therefore, he request the Lt. Governor to provide land within the premises of GB Pant Hospital for constructing a building and the construction cost will be given by MP from MP fund were poor people can stay free of cost.