Tura, May 12: The Tura Civil Hospital has decided to evacuate patients from the New Annexed Building following a landslide behind the building, which has caused erosion of the retaining wall and exposed the building’s foundation and plinth.
In a press statement, Superintendent of Tura Civil Hospital said the hospital recently suffered a landslide behind its New Annexed building, causing erosion of the retaining wall and exposing the building’s foundation and plinth. As a result, officials from the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) have reported that the building is in danger, especially during heavy rain and thunderstorms.
To avoid potential loss of life, the hospital administration has decided to evacuate patients from the New Annexed Building, which houses the ICU, male medical wards, orthopedic and ENT ward, psychiatry ward, and OPDs.
Some patients will be accommodated in the corridors of the Old Building.
The civil work to repair the retaining wall has already begun, and the hospital administration has requested that the general public bear with the inconvenience until the building is deemed safe for use.