Hospitals compelled to use firewood

Hospitals in the capital have been forced to use firewood to cook food for patients due to the shortage of cooking gas in the market. Director of Patan Hospital Dr Rajesh Gongol said that the hospital has no option than to use firewood to cook food for patients. Similarly, students' hostel at the Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj has also started cooking food with firewood. Likewise, TU Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has instructed its staffers to bring food and snacks from home as the staff canteen has stopped serving the staffers due to lack of cooking gas, said Dr Mahesh Khakurel, executive director of TUTH. Buddhi Pant, a staffer of Bhaktapur Hospital said that an ambulance of the hospital that runs on gas has halted its service due to the lack of gas. Similarly, the staff bus also stopped operating from Wednesday. However, the hospital is getting its cooking gas. Posted on: 2008-02-21 21:01:31 (Server Time)