Port Blair, Aug. 28: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, President, Pradesh Congress Committee has requested to the Secretary (Health) A&N Administration to set up a 50 bedded lodge for the attendants, escorting their patients from inter islands, inside the GB Pant Hospital complex.

Sharma said that GB Pant Hospital, being the only reputed hospital in the entire islands, the interisland patients are being referred from their respective hospitals for their treatment at this hospital. Most of the attendants of those patients are from lower or middle class category and cannot afford to stay in lodges by paying money. Sharma therefore requested set up a 50 bedded lodge to accommodate the attendants of patients referred to GB Pant Hospital.