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IIT-Roorkee to give 49-year-old Gurgaon Civil Hospital a makeover

Earlier too, the maternity ward celling had collapsed twice and the hospital authority had tried to get the public works department (PWD) to repair the building.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 26, 2017 22:20 IST
Ipsita Pati
A team of engineers from IIT-Roorkee on Tuesday conducted an inspection of the civil hospital’s building — constructed in 1968 — to evaluate its present condition.
A team of engineers from IIT-Roorkee on Tuesday conducted an inspection of the civil hospital’s building — constructed in 1968 — to evaluate its present condition.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

The 49-year -old Civil Hospital is all set to get a much-needed makeover, given the fact that the building has begun to show the wear and tear with parts of ceiling falling off last year.

A team of engineers from IIT-Roorkee on Tuesday conducted an inspection of the civil hospital’s building — constructed in 1968 — to evaluate its present condition.

Their report will shed light how the building can be restored. This came after there were several instances of the ceiling falling off in parts were reported last year.

“The team will submit its report within four days. A budget can be prepared only after we receive a detailed report. We have to send the proposed budget for approval to the state government,” said Kanta Goyal, chief medical officer, Civil Hospital.

The team conducted a day-long survey of the building and also met doctors and staff to understand the usages of every space and unit.

Though a similar team had visited the hospital last year and had recommended that the building be repaired, the renovation work never started owing to paucity of funds.

Last year in April, the ceiling of the maternity ward had collapsed injuring a mother and infant.

Earlier too, the maternity ward celling had collapsed twice and the hospital authority had tried to get the public works department (PWD) to repair the building. But the PWD refused to repair it stating that the entire structure was in a bad condition.

The then deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash had requested IIT-Roorkee to send a team to survey the condition of the hospital. Last year, the team recommended repairing the building, but because of lack of funds the work was not carried out, the doctors said.

The Civil Hospital, located at Civil Lines, has 250 beds and receives more than 3,000 out-patients every day. The hospital is also facing a staff crunch and the authorities are planning to send a request to the state government to increase the number of doctors, nurses and Class IV employees, Goyal said.