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MY Hospital awaits Amma?s blessings

MATA AMRITANANDMAYI AKA Amma the saintly mother figure of caring and nursing known more for her therapeutic hugging is the latest addition to the list of prospective benefactors for Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Hospital, the State?s biggest Government health facility.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2006 15:19 IST

MATA AMRITANANDMAYI AKA Amma the saintly mother figure of caring and nursing known more for her therapeutic hugging is the latest addition to the list of prospective benefactors for Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Hospital, the State’s biggest Government health facility.

During her recent visit to the City District Collector Vivek Aggarwal had presented a proposal of renovating 31 wards of MYH on the lines of several ultra modern hospitals run in South India with active aid from Amma.

The project worth Rs 6.5 crores if accepted by Amma will change the way wards are in MYH and help provide a better ambience aiding a quick recovery. A similar project of ward renovation worth Rs 35 lakhs was submitted under the head of corporate social responsibility to Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). Both the projects are pending approval.

According to Mahatma Gandhi Medical College (MGM) Dean Dr VK Saini increasing population was putting a crunch on limited resources of the Government and therefore, it was imperative that beneficiaries from all sectors of society participated in fulfilling growing needs of a crucial sector like health.

The MYH had embarked in this direction 15 years back and elated by the success of the pilot projects the vista of public participation was expanded encouraging more contribution.

The hospital became pivotal in carrying out development works through public participation. Contributions range from politicians, industrialists and individuals to companies.

Since, the past three years several works through public participation were taken up thereby not only increasing the facilities at the hospital but also bringing it to the top list of Government institutions eliciting cooperation and
working through public participation.

The OPD of the Cancer Hospital was constructed at a cost of Rs 15.35 lakh boundary of incinerator at Rs 2 lakhs, boundary of hospitals worth Rs 11 lakh. A cement road connecting MYH with MGM was constructed at a cost of Rs 32 lakhs with the Indore Municipal corporation (IMC) giving Rs 18 lakh, Rs 9 lakh generated through anonymous individual donations and another Rs 9 lakh through public participation.

Tar felting of hostel (six blocks) roads at a cost of Rs 6 lakhs was completed with 50 per cent being borne by the Public Works Department and the remaining 50 per cent by the college. Eight hundred beds were replaced at a cost of Rs 15.60 lakhs with Rs 4.50 lakhs coming from public participation and another Rs 4.50 lakh through autonomous societies and Rs 6.60 lakhs from the State Bank of Indore.

The Red Cross Society provided Rs one lakh in funds from which foaming of 100 beds at the hospital was completed. A tube well and four stretchers worth Rs one lakh were provided for through the donations received from MTH Merchants Association and MP fund.

Latest Cystoscopes used in paediatric surgery worth Rs five lakh were donated by Dr RK Singh from USA. Software of OPD and IPD registration worth Rs 32 lakhs was completed with IIPS providing free technical support. Fifteen computers have been purchased and soon the MYH would become the largest automated Government hospital of the State.

Construction of a new OPD worth Rs 3.5 crore by the Indore Development Authority (IDA) was recently passed in their budget. NGO ‘Sahayta’ has promised providing 900 blankets, construction of two surgical operation theatres at a cost of Rs 40 lakh by the Anand Mohan Mathur Memorial Trust are in progress, while construction of a casualty block at a cost of Rs 40 lakh by the KC Malhotra Trust is in the middle stages of construction.