Heavy Rains that have lashed the city has not only caused flooding in the low lying areas but has also entered homes, hospitals, shops and other places.
In one such incident, Deccan Medical Center near the Railway Overbridge had to bear the brunt of the heavy rains. According to the hospital authorities, due to heavy rains, on July 30, the water accumulated in the gutter flowing in front of Deccan Medical Centre rushed in the premises.
“The heavy flow of water from the drains gushed inside the pharmacy, physiotherapy, record room and accounts room wherein all the records of the patients like case papers, bills, files and other documents since from 2000 kept of the patients in the basement have been drained in the water and have spoilt totally,” administrator of the hospital Cyril Fernandes, said. The financial losses are yet to be ascertained, he said.
He said that the rainwater that comes from Nanawadi area, behind Arun Theater and also from camp, enters this locality. However, the absence of stormwater drains, the water enters the houses, etc in the locality
“We are now not in a position of giving the records and documents,” Fernandes said urging the authorities to initiate preventive measures for any such incident in future.