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Panel to meet on medi care to gas victims

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal , June 21, 2013
First Published: 13:05 IST(21/6/2013) | Last Updated: 13:35 IST(21/6/2013)

A two-day meeting of a high-powered committee formed to look after medical facilities provided to gas victims will be organised on June 29 and 30 in Bhopal.

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The committee would be headed by lieutenant general (retired) Dr D Raghunath.

Public relation officer, Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC), Mazhar Ullah said the committee would discuss several important issues related to medical facilities provided to gas victims during the meeting.

The committee would also discuss what steps can be taken in future to provide better health care facilities to gas victims, he added.

He further said the 32-member committee would also focus on opening new departments including gynecology department, orthopedics, ear nose and throat (ENT), general medicine department and paediatrics department at BMHRC.

Meanwhile, senior deputy director general, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), TS Jawahar visited three mini units (health centres) of BMHRC on Thursday. He communicated with the gas victims undergoing treatment in these units.

The entry pass system that was implemented for attendants at JP Hospital here from Thursday was apparently not so effective on its first day.

Some people followed the new rule of entering the hospital premises after purchasing the entry pass while some refused to do so.

As the entry fee, Rs. 25, for the attendants is high for people belonging to poor families, some were found messing-up with the security guards.

The hospital administration has started this system viewing the “poor security system” of the district hospital of Bhopal.

According to this system, only one attendant is allowed with a patient. If more than one person wants to enter the hospital, then he/she has to pay Rs. 25 for an entry pass.

According to the hospital, this system has been started in order to restrict unnecessary rush in the hospital.


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