City BJP unit today appeal the capital district administration to scrap the exorbitant parking fees by the patient and those who come to drop their near and dear to hospital by vehicle for treatment to various hospital in capital complex.
City President Tarh Soping in a release today expressing concern on the collection of fees in the name of parking in hospital namely at RK Mission, Itanagar and area around TRIHMS, Naharlagun and other various parts of capital complex and said it is not good to see that there are only few good hospital that too are collecting fees in the name of parking is not at all logic as IMC should do the same which too in proper way.
Soping further appeal the capital district administration to take note of the collection of arbitery parking fees and request to issue blanket ban. He also appeal the IMC Councillors not to encourage the collection of parking fees in their respective ward Soping added.
RK Mission Secretary Swami Visweshnanda informed that hospital is a place where the patient should get first preference but we have observed that people parked their vehicle when they want to go for shopping in the nearby area thereby depriving the space for genuine patient transport. Parking fees are being collected to discourage this practice. People should be advice strongly to use the paid parking arranged by the district administration.
Commercial vehicle such as Auto Rickshaw, trekker are parked in the patient parking area for days together sometime which also have prompted us to do so. he said.
Hospital does not realised parking charges from School vehicle, milk van, Post Office Van, Police Van, commercial vehicle that come to drop patient and leave immediately. Parking charges are taken only when the vehicles are parked for longer time and deprived the space for genuine patient transports.
He observed that poor people don’t own vehicle they come by public transport such as Bus, Trekker, Auto.
When patient attendant bring vehicles and who have to attend to the patient the hospital does give them a temporary pass. Swamiji added.