|Maternity ward in district govt hospital in Karimnagar|
The intense heat has led to some mothers arranging their air coolers on their own for their newborn babies in the maternity ward in the district government hospital in Karimnagar district headquarters.
People of Karimnagar district have been experiencing high temperatures coupled with the heat waves over the last 10 days.
It is seen that family members of the lactating women have arranged their own four air coolers and three table fans at their beds in the maternity ward in the hospital.
The hospital authorities had arranged a cooler in the maternity ward to keep the hall cool but these are not sufficient.
On seeing this, family members of the lactating women brought their own coolers and kept near their respective beds.
However, the entire scenario indicates the pathetic conditions which the new mothers face in maternity wards in the government hospitals in general.
The coolers are kept in such a place that they cool mothers and newborn while the cool breeze doest not cover the attendants. The attendants have covered the windows with covers to protect themselves from the heat waves.
Some of the hospitals are facing acute drinking water shortage, even patients and their attendants are victims of this scarcity.
Some of the poor patients using table fans in addition to the ceiling fans available in the maternity ward. Most of these women from nearby villages and gave birth and they were yet to be discharged.
Mahesh of Ramadugu mandal, new father, said they have arranged their own cooler near the bed to keep both the mother and baby cool and protect them from the high temperatures.