Mysore, July 10 (KCU&RK)- At last, a semblance of discipline seemed to have set in the premises of K.R. Hospital from today with the induction of 55 Home Guards to man the security services at the hospital.

The Home Guards are learnt to have been assigned with security duty all around the hospital including the main gates, out patient department, casualty section, ophthalmology block, administrative block, surgical block and other divisions.

K. R. Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Geetha K. Avad-hani and Mysore Medical College and Research Institute Liaison officer Dr. S. P. Yoganna were seen personally supervising the security operations of the Home Guards.

The menace of unauthorised parking of vehicles in the premises of hospital seemed to be over, with the Home Guards checking every vehicle entering.

Other than looking after general security, the Home Guards were seen going around the premises instructing the patients and accompanying persons to maintain hygiene and cleanliness.

Vendors of snacks and other items were prevented from entering the premises, thereby improving the ambience.

The guards will be deputed at the main gates, Surgical Block, In-Patient Department, Out-Patient Department, Special Ward, Emergency Ward, Eye Hospital and other buildings.

"Each Guard will be paid a salary of Rs. 4,500 per month (at the rate of Rs. 150 per 8-hour shift) by the hospital authorities," said Dr. Yoganna and added that free medical facilities will be provided to the Home Guards personnel deputed at the hospital and to their family members.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore