During the years, Patients and their relatives have painted the walls of Government Medical College and Hospital (Medical) red with tobacco spit.
In the view of the cleanliness and hygiene, Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Avinash Gawande summoned a meeting of security personnel on Friday and gave them the responsibility of maintaining cleanliness. Patients and their relatives would be checked at the entrance for tobacco, gutkha, cigarettes and bidis. These articles will be strictly prohibited inside the GMCH premises.
Walls, windows and corridors have become stained, which has created a huge issue. Dr Gawande held joint meeting of Maharashtra Suraksha Bal and Medical security personnel and reviewed the security.
He directed that the tobacco products should be seized at the entrance. If a patient or their relatives are caught again, the information would be sent to the MS office. If any person is found chewing and spitting inside, the accused will be penalized with a hefty fine.
A pass system is being implemented to allow one relative with the patient. He directed that the pass system should be implemented seriously except in some cases