THE STATE Government has approved a sum of about Rs three crore for setting up a modern casualty unit at the Hamidia hospital in Bhopal.
State Health and Medical Education Minister Ajay Vishnoi gave this information at a free liver and hepatitis check-up camp, organised at the Gandhi Medical College on the occasion of the Hepatitis Day on Monday. He said the same amount had been sanctioned for each of the remaining medical colleges in the State. He said Rs 20 lakh had already been sanctioned for endoscopy facility at the Hamidia Hospital.
Many patients came to the camp for check up. Separate arrangements were made for check up of patients suffering from hepatitis B and C and other high-risk patients.
Bhopal Divisional Commissioner B R Naidu, Director Medical Education Dr V K Saini, GMC Dean Dr N K Saraswat, Dr Nirbhay Srivastava, Medicine Department HoD Dr V K Sharma, Dr R K Jain, Prof Dr Sandeep Rizwan from Jaipur Medical College and other doctors and students were present during the camp.
The newly constituted student union committee of the GMC also took oath during the programme.