Here in this article, you will learn how to write a letter to an editor of a newspaper informing or complaining about the bad state of a hospital. With the editors' liberty to choose what gets published, a compact article with important points elucidated properly has high chances to make it to the newspapers. Let's continue reading the article further to make 'writing to editors' easy for you.
Question-1: You are Rita, residing in a locality of Kolkata. Your local hospital is lacking a proper state of hygiene and not following the cleanliness guidelines. Write a letter to the editor mentioning the condition of the hospital and put forward your demand for some steps to be taken.
Hints: Mention your urgency - Highlight the importance of cleanliness in a hospital - How people might end up being more sick in untidiness - The right to access a clean and hygienic medical environment
336/A, Banerjee Para, Paschim Putiary,
26th April 2021.
Subject: Betterment of hygiene in local hospital
I am Rita Chowdhury, residing in the above-mentioned address and a primary school teacher by profession.
I am writing today as I want to draw your attention to the devastating state of hygiene that the hospital in our locality is suffering from. There is a lack of maintenance on the premises and the floors are notably dusty. The medical equipment is stored in old uncovered boxes and is not being sterilised before use. Few cases were reported where the patients got even sicker after returning from the hospital. I have tried to address the municipal corporation regarding this issue but no steps were taken.
Hence, my request to you is to highlight this problem in your newspaper in order to get some steps taken either by the public or by the authorities of the hospital.
Question-2: The hospital nearest to your house is facing a shortage of staff and delaying the treatment of the patients. Write a letter to the editor mentioning the problems and also mention how publishing the news can help in the betterment of this scarcity.
Hints: Mention the importance of staff in the hospital - Write about the problems of pending works due to lack of staff - Mention about steps that can be taken by the newspaper for hiring new workers - Your humble request to take a look into this matter
260, B Block,
26th April 2021.
The Times of India,
Subject: Shortage of staff in local hospital
I am Pritha Roy and I live in Paschim Vihar, New Delhi. I am a medical student and currently studying
Writing this letter, I want to draw your kind attention towards the condition of staff scarcity that our local hospital is facing. Since the past few months, the situation of the hospital degraded due to a lack of people attending their respective job roles in the place. Due to this, the public is facing procrastination in treatment or attendance of emergencies are getting delayed. Only two out of five reception windows are operational and there is absolutely no one present to attend to patients who need dressing on wounds or get their plasters changed.
This is my humble request to you to publish and put a light on this matter. This way interested people may come forward to apply for the job or the authorities might take steps to reduce this scarcity of staff in the hospital.
Question-3: The hospital nearby your house has premises that need maintenance. Write a letter to the editor letting them know about the problems of unmaintained hospital premises and negligence of the authorities. Also, suggest the changes that should be brought in the surroundings of the hospital.
Hints: Write about the necessity of clean and beautiful premises of a hospital- Mention the problems the patients might face due to under-maintained premises - Discuss the role of authorities in keeping the hospital premises retained - Your humble request for necessary steps to be taken
37, Lakeview Road,
April 27, 2021.
Subject: Maintenance of hospital premises
I am Raina Dutta, currently residing in Hyderabad in the above mentioned address.
My uncle, a school teacher by profession, was admitted to our locality hospital a month back. Whilst this was happening, the condition of the hospital that drew my attention was its under-maintained premises. A good ambience is always necessary for the improvement of patients' health. The floor is broken and has become uneven at various areas where patients or any of the people hold a chance to stumble and hurt themselves. Also, the garden is filled with weeds and muddy ground which releases a foul smell from the area. Patients with beds beside the garden-facing window might fall ill. I also noticed the dustbins overflowing and the trash being found on the ground beside them. This may attract flies and other insects which in turn might make the food consumed by the patients, stale.
This is my request to publish this condition of our nearby hospital in your daily columns to attract the authority's attention and for steps to be taken by the maintenance department of the hospital.
Question-4: A private hospital in your locality has put up a fundraiser poster in order to seek monetary help to increase their number of beds for the patients. Write a letter to the editor about the condition of the hospital and the consequences of the inadequate number of beds and request them to highlight the fundraising to help the hospital authorities.
Hints: Write about the need for adequate number of beds in a hospital- Mention the importance of funds to accomplish getting an adequate number of beds- Your humble request to publish your writing in order to gain people's attention towards the issue
DS Marg, Lower Parel,
28th April 2021.
The Indian Express,
Subject: Scarcity of beds in hospital
I am Shruti Gupta, a student of class 12. I reside in the above mentioned address.
My locality has a private hospital nearby which is the reason I am writing to you today. A few days back I heard complaints from various people about the scarcity of beds which is quite inconvenient because it is the nearest hospital to our locality. Having adequate beds in the medical premises is really important so that people can have access to the medical facilities whenever needed or be able to rush to seek help in emergencies to that hospital as it is the nearest. Recently the hospital authority put up a fundraiser poster in order to be able to be financially backed to increase their number of beds.
Therefore, it is my humble request to publish this and highlight the issue of scarcity of beds in the hospital and make people aware of the fundraiser which in turn will hopefully encourage them to donate for the improvement of the condition of the hospital.
So, here comes an end to the article where I taught you how to exactly create a letter that is meant to be addressed to the editor of a newspaper regarding the issue of the bad condition of the hospital.
You can change the points depending on the question that would be provided to you.
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