Stray dogs take advantage of slacking authorities, rest on govt hospital beds in Bihar

While people are often seen begging for a bed in government hospitals due its shortage, such is not the case, seemingly, with one government hospital in Bihar's Nawada district where stray dogs were seen leisurely resting on patient beds raising concerns regarding the public healthcare system in the state. According to a patient in the hospital, they are not assigned beds since they are mainly occupied by stray dogs. "The hospital authorities refuse to give us bedsheets. These dogs enjoy the comfort of bedsheets," a patient said. When asked about the situation, the hospital authority stated that they are going to look into the matter and punish the ones responsible for this. This is not the first time when questions have been raised over the healthcare services in Bihar. In July last year, the Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH), which is reportedly considered as the second-largest government hospital in the state capital, was seen flooded with rainwater following heavy rainfall. Patients were seen lying on the bed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while the room was inundated with rainwater. Meanwhile, fish were also spotted swimming in water inside the ICU.