Regarding your article ‘The burns ward needs publicity’ (PM, May 30), it is quite shameful that the authorities of Aundh Hospital are just trying to escape from doing their jobs by not starting their burns ward despite getting a grant of Rs 1.31 crore five years ago.
Secondly, the district civil surgeon Dr Vinayak More didn’t seem to know anything about the ward or equipment bought for it. He was clueless when confronted by your reporter. Such disgraceful behaviour by a civic officer in charge of a hospital that is meant to service the poor should not be ignored.
He should be asked for an explanation on being out of sync with the running of the hospital. If he isn’t doing his job, which is quite obvious from your article, he should be sacked immediately.
- Shreyan Kanik
Phadtare should be punished
Apropos the news article ‘Truck driver denies he was drowsy’ (PM, May 30), the killer driver S D Phadtare of Satara, who rammed his truck into the minibus ferrying the marriage party that was well within the white line on the E-way, killing 27 people, is now lying that due to overtaking a luxury bus, he could not take a right turn and hence caused the mishap.
He further said that he was not drowsy at all and he saw the minibus within the white line which is another lie. PI IS Patil of Khalapur Police Station has judged the correct position and is firm in his stand that though the driver was not drunk, he was drowsy. Also, other circumstantial evidence shows that the PI is correct in his judgement. In view of this, the driver should be booked for negligence and be awarded the maximum punishment.
- Vijay D Patil
Don’t encourage superstition
As I read your news item ‘Picking up the pieces’ (PM, May 30) I couldn’t help but get extremely annoyed by the fact that people are spreading rumours about Manisha Bahule, the newly-married woman, whose wedding was marred by the horrible accident on May 28. It is not her fault that the accident occurred. Also, how can one call her ‘inauspicious’.
As a responsible newspaper, I don’t think that these matters should be aired in public. I fear that they will fan these rumours and plant the seed of this silly superstition of her being unlucky in the minds of others. Instead, the family should be encouraged to get on with their lives.
- Fatima Sayyed
Step up KEM!
Apropos your article, ‘KEM hosp can’t ward off thefts’ (PM, May 30), today, hospitals have become more service providers than emergency services. By not stepping up security, this hospital is not only encouraging thieves, but also warding off patients.
- Dr Pruta Sen
Can I haz monster burger!
Reading your report ‘Whamburger’ (PM, May 30) made me really hungry! the monster burger prepared at Ringer Burgers is truly meant for a Man vs Food challenge. I wonder what the 12.5 kg burger looked like.
- Shirin Dutt