Massive Landslide Below Raj Bhawan in Guwahati; Barthakur Clinic Asked to Vacate
GUWAHATI: A dangerous situation has cropped up with a massive landslide occurring on the hillock which houses the Raj Bhawan, i.e., the Governor’s residence on June 27.
The incessant rains have triggered a landslide that now threatens to cause serious damage to the an old and iconic nursing home, Barthakur Clinic.
Reportedly, loose earth continues to roll down with the temporary solutions like sandbags and bamboo not being able to take the pressure any more.
Meanwhile, the landslide has triggered panic among the staff and patients of the nursing home.
The side of the building that will have to bear the main impact has been evacuated and the machineries removed and the first floor of the Barthakur Clinic.
A spokesperson of Barthakur Clinic said that the administration is cognizant of the situation has already taken pre-emptive steps to tackle it has also been evacuated.
The nursing home was visited by personnel from the Governor’s residence, fire department and administration.
Considering the safety and security of the lives and properties of the patients as well as doctors and other staff, the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metropolitan district has directed the proprietor of Borthakur Clinic and Hospital, Kharghuli to vacate the hospital building immediately.
Moreover, the patients who are still under treatment in the hospital are to be shifted to a nearby hospital with immediate effect.