After report emerged that water scarcity has lead to cancellation of schedule surgeries in RK Mission hospital, on Saturday Chief Engineer PHE &WS department Er Toko Jyoti visited the said hospital and took stock of the situation. Accompanied by Executive Engineer, Tadar Mangku and Assistant Engineer Debia Padang the officials inspected water tank installed inside hospital premises and later meet Secretary RKM Hospital Swami Vishweshananda Maharaj.
The Secretary claimed that no surgery has been cancelled as reported in media and that hospital is functioning normally. “On Friday four schedule and two emergency surgeries were successfully conducted.
One surgery had to be cancelled due to technical reason while two patients sought discharge and opted to undergo operation at later stage,” said Swami Vishweshananda. However he did acknowledge that during initial period of water crisis hospital struggled to cope. “From July 10 to 12 when pipeline broke down for the first time we faced serious water crisis. However, learning from the experience from our source we have installed two tanks with capacity of 8000 litre capacity and 6000 litre respectively for OT and OPD section. So question of water crisis does not arise. PHE department has been actively supporting us and even in this time of crisis they have provided sufficient water to the hospital,” he added.
Chief Engineer Er Toko Jyoti informed that department has given top priority to RK Mission and Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Science . “We have arranged separate line for RKM from Lappu Nallah and Senki park tank sources. There is PHED water tank inside hospital with 4.5 lakh litre capacity. Water is being supplied 24 hours through 100 mm dia pipeline and at present water volume in the tank is 3.00 lakh litres,” said Chief Engineer. He also said that department has posted regular staff at RKM hospital water tank to monitor the flow of water.
Further he appealed to the people not to level unsubstantial allegation stating that it demoralizes those who are working round the clock to restore the water supply. “We understand that people are facing extremely difficult situation and we truly appreciate the cooperation given to us by the citizens of capital complex. We all need to understand that no one can fight nature’s fury. Due to dedicated effort of everyone the restoration work is going on full swing and soon we expect to re-start the water supply to Itanagar and Naharlagun,” Toko Jyoti added.