Hospital canteen in Kozhikode closed after video of roaming dogs goes viral

A video displaying a pair of dogs roaming outdoors the canteen of the Institute for Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) on the Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, was all that led to the momentary closure of the consuming facility following an inquiry.

The video confirmed three dogs scratching themselves in entrance of the entrance door of the canteen subsequent to the labor ward of the hospital. The one who took the video says that the dogs typically relaxation on the rice baggage stored under the staircase close by. He says they’re additionally seen pissing on the rice baggage. Gas cylinders too might be seen there. “When we asked the canteen people about it, they claimed there were no rice bags. But we checked and found that there was indeed rice in them,” he says whereas choosing a handful of rice from the bag.

“The authorities should see this and take action. See, dogs are shedding their hair all around,” he provides, additionally displaying how one of the dogs sits on the rice bag.

After the video went viral on social media, Health Minister Veena George directed medical faculty principal V.R. Rajendran to inquire into the incident and submit a report. Dr. Rajendran discovered advantage in the allegations levelled in the video. Thus, Ms. George requested for instant closure of the canteen and directed the Food Safety Department to examine the premises.

Later, the well being wing of the Kozhikode Corporation too inspected the canteen and located that the workers there didn’t have the obligatory well being playing cards. One of the staff working in the kitchen was discovered to be injured in the hand. Five litres of stale juice too was stored there. The authorities have been requested to resolve the problems in three days from Tuesday.

Staff Reporter , 2021-11-03 19:08:57

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