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Community parking need of the hour

There has always been paucity of parking space in almost all the sectors and no measures have been taken to deal with the existing parking woes.

There has always been paucity of parking space in almost all the sectors and no measures have been taken to deal with the existing parking woes. Congested streets and parking problems can be tackled by developing community parking lots in each ward. Empty spaces should be identified for parking. But security of vehicles also needs to be ensured by hiring security guards,only then will the proposal be acceptable. Apart from this,setting up of a unified parking body by the MC will help regulate parking norms across the city. Also,development of underground parking facilities on plots reserved as recreation grounds and playgrounds will be helpful. Existing and new societies should install mechanised multi-storeyed car-parking facilities at open spaces. As most people prefer to park their cars near their houses,parking space will increase if encroachments in front of houses are removed. With the number of vehicles increasing by the day, there is an immediate need to deal with the problem.

Vineet Kapoor,Panchkula

PGIMER in the news for wrong reasons

Though Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is a premier hospital in north India,it has been in the news,lately,for the wrong reasons. The death of 17-year-old Anupama in the hospital due to alleged delay in treatment has earned it a bad name. The functioning of PGI has been deteriorating. There is a shortage of wheel chairs and stretchers in the OPD wing. At times,patients have to wait for hours to get wheel chairs,OPD cards and to deposit fees for various tests. The cards are sent to the doctors concerned for checking. More than 50 per cent patients are checked on the recommendation of staff members. Other patients have to live at the mercy of doctors’ calls. The hospital should try to improvise its functioning.

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M L Garg,Chandigarh

Doctor-patient relationship deteriorating

Unfortunately,medical care these days has become a commodity that can be purchased. Both,doctors and patients,are at fault. If doctors are out to make money,patients have become demanding and hostile. The Consumer Protection Act has led to unnecessary medical litigation cases filed by patients who want to make a fast buck. It should also be understood that doctors are also humans and there are certain limitations in medical science. Print and electronic media are instrumental in fostering mistrust,as they sensationalise and exaggerate incidents. This trend must be stopped,and incompetent doctors found guilty must be punished.

Dr Shruti K. Chawla,Chandigarh

Strictly implement verification of tenants,servants

Though it is mandatory for landlords to get details of tenants and servants verified by the police,tenants,in reality are not verified,and there is no man power to verify the antecedents of servants. It should be made mandatory for tenants and servants to report to the police when they vacate the houses and leave the jobs,respectively. A large number of casual workers and domestic helpers,who are engaged on day-to-day basis,should also be checked,and data should be collected. This will help in collecting details of people and nab criminals.

R K Garg,Chandigarh

Book ‘superstitious’ sarpanch for murder

This letter is with regard to the report on the superstitious sarpanch who allegedly killed a child on the pretext of treating him. For this heinous crime,the sarpanch must be booked for murder,and duly punished. However,it is not the likes of her,whose number unfortunately is fast on the rise,who are to be blamed alone. Hoards of people who show faith in these superstition-sellers are equally responsible for such incidents. It is ironic that in the 21st century,people go to such people who,in fact,themselves need psychological treatments for suffering from hallucinatory visions of being ‘possessed’ by godly powers.

Balvinder,Chandigarh

First published on: 03-09-2012 at 12:58:11 am
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