Water commission chairman visits Larkana

LARKANA: Apex court’s Water Commission headed by Justice (R) Amir Hani Muslim, paid an unscheduled visit to largest teaching hospital of upper Sindh known as Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Chandka Medical College (CMC), Rice Canal and Sewerage Disposals on Tuesday.

He found one water filter unit for 14 wards including surgery in CMCH. The small filter unit looked outdated and was unsafe. He found heaps of garbage lying unlifted behind the hospital buildings and open manholes. The commission also found goats grazing in CMC and broken sewerage lines on which the Head expressed his dis-satisfaction and urged CMC Principal Prof K Das that this does not look like a medical college but it more looks like a cattle pen.

They also obtained water samples and directed the principal to ensure cleanliness and repair of sewage pipelines; otherwise, stern action will be taken. Justice (R) Amir Hani then visited Rice Canal where he asked deputy commissioner Kashif Ali Tipu and Mayor Aslam Shaikh as to why sewerage water is being still discharged into the canal. Then the commission head visited sewerage pumping station where villagers complained that DC Tipu had forcibly taken over their costly agricultural lands without any payment so far. He directed DC to make payment to the villagers as per price. He further directed DC & mayor that he feel sorry on seeing the condition of Larkana city. He asked DC Tipu why the condition of the hospital is so bad and why issue of providing safe drinking water has not yet been resolved. Justice Hani said how residents are passing lives under these circumstances. He issued show cause notices of CMCH Medical Superintendent & CMC Principal for their failure to maintain cleanliness.