Hospital in soup following a complaint of manual cleaning
The medical director and other members of the management office of a reputable mission hospital in Indiranagar have been booked under strict sections of the
According to sources, they were not only forced to work in manholes in the hospital compound, but also down into manholes on the main road where the hospital’s sanitary lines connected. to the sanitary chambers of the main road to clean its blocks.
An agent from the deputy director’s office,
Complainant Madhusudhan KN (47) told the Bangalore Mirror that the office of the deputy director of the social welfare department received a complaint from the local office of Safai Karmachari Andolan in Bengaluru, which the department felt that criminal prosecution should be pursued. follow.
However, a few members of the Chinmaya Mission Hospital Employees Union/Association told this newspaper that the hospital management is in the process of dismantling the union of registered employees of the hospital and also suspended some union leaders recently. for not towing their lines.
Before being sacked, Venkatesh was allegedly instructed by his manager to go and drink alcohol and even offered him money, so he wouldn’t feel disgusted while he was going down the hole. man to clean his blocks. After Venkatesh told his manager that this was the last time he would go down the manholes, the latter allegedly started accusing him of coming to work drunk and even threatened to fire him. Venkatesh approached union members, as well as some Safai Karmachari Andolan activists and reported the matter. “It was not only Venkatesh but also other cleaning staff like Seena alias Srinivas and Dheivadheenam who were threatened with dismissal if they refused to work inside the manholes,” Dhananjay told the Bengaluru Mirror.
Venkatesh was removed from his post about nine months ago since he was found drunk at work
–Dhananjay, CMH Employees Union
Dhananjay even collected video footage of hospital staff descending into the manholes to clean the blocks with their uniforms, face shields, masks and gloves.
“At one point, even BBMP officials who noticed hospital staff going down the manholes, warned the hospital management, saying that not only the manager of the maintenance staff, but also the head of the establishment would be liable to criminal prosecution. “However, all of these warnings fell on deaf ears from hospital management,” Dhananjay said.
Venkatesh had approached Safai Karmachari Andolan and Karnataka Samatha Sanika Dala (KSSD). President of KSSD
Human rights activist
Meanwhile, denying the allegations, Dr.