To provide better health services and decongest Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said the dental and nursing colleges would be shifted to Gharog near Ghanahatti.
Presiding over a meeting to discuss decongestion of the IGMC campus and identification of an alternate site, the CM said the campus was overcrowded with a daily influx of more than 5,000 patients, attendants and other visitors, and shifting out of some wings was the only solution.
However, a dental wing would continue to provide emergency care on the IGMC campus, he added.
A new 100-bed hospital would be constructed at Gharog at a cost of Rs 100 crore to serve both the dental and nursing colleges and would cater to patients in nearby areas. Hostels and residential accommodation for medical and paramedical staff would also be constructed, he said.
A new multi-storied OPD block would be constructed at IGMC at a cost of Rs 50 crore. The block would include a trauma centre, emergency, minor operation theatre and rooms for medical specialists, and parking facilities for 400 vehicles from Circular Road till Lakkar Bazar road.
The building would have both staircases and elevators. The old buildings of the present OPD would be demolished after the construction of the new OPD building to provide more open space.
Singh said the Kamla Nehru Hospital (KNH) would be developed as full-fledged mother and child hospital. A new block with 100-bed capacity and 100-vehicle parking would also be constructed and additional specialist doctors would be deployed.
Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (DDU) would also be developed as a city hospital.
The CM directed the public welfare department (PWD) and architects to ensure quality planning and work on all new medical hospitals keeping future requirements in mind.
Adding that a super specialty hospital would be set up privately, he directed the deputy commissioner to identify suitable land for the same.
He also said adequate specialists and medical officers should be deputed in the Rampur hospital, which was catering to Rampur, Anni, Nirmand, Karsog, Kinnaur and Spiti areas. This would help reduce the influx of patients to IGMC from these areas.