MINISTER FOR Health and Medical Education Ajay Vishnoi has said that action had been initiated to fulfill the norms of the Medical Council of India (MCI) at the Gandhi Medical College and the Hamidia Hospital of Bhopal.
Apart from expansion work in the college and hospital, efforts are being made to fill up the vacant posts. Vishnoi said arrangements for medicines, equipments and various construction works were being undertaken in the current year 2006-07.
In an official release issued here, Vishnoi said construction work was being carried out for 100 and 200-bed hostels for working women on the premises of the medical college with the assistance of the Union Government.
A sum of Rs 60 lakh has been received from the centre as the first installment in this regard. Moreover, sanction for Rs 2.73 crore has been given for the construction of retaining wall for the security of 100-bed women hostel and construction is underway.
Construction work worth Rs 9.27 lakh has been completed for the upgrading of B block hostel and Rs 52,000 has been sanctioned for the scooter parking arrangements in the A, B, C, D, E and F block hostels. Further, an additional sum of Rs 12.06 lakh has been sanctioned for different construction work in the newly constructed hostels.
Another Rs 10.70 lakh are being provided for the construction of a ramp between the medical college and the hostels, which is nearing its completion. Also, construction works are underway in the biochemistry, pathology, physiology and microbiology departments and an amount of Rs 4.72 lakh has been sanctioned towards the civil work.
Vishnoi said construction work related to the sports complex and canteen worth Rs 18.83 lakh was under way. The State Government has provided a sum of Rs 54 lakh for the special repair work and the sum is being utilised on the basis of the priority in the medical college and the hospitals.
A provision of Rs 20 lakh has been made for the elevator of the medical college building. Equipment worth Rs 2.8 lakh will be installed in various departments of the medical college in the current year and generators worth Rs 1.14 crore would be provided, out of which two generators in Hamidia hospital and one each in Sultania women hospital and Gandhi medical college would be provided.
According to Vishnoi two elevators worth Rs 33.17 lakh are being installed in Hamidia Hospital. New laundry machine at a cost of Rs 20 lakh would be provided in Sultania and Hamidia hospitals. He said high mask lamps are being installed in the Hamidia Hospital premises for proper lighting at a cost of Rs 19.28 lakh. Further, mental health centre is being set up in the Sehore district hospital under the mental disease department.
As per MCI recommendations, activities are being undertaken to make a 30-bed ward in the radiotherapy department and the MoU has been signed for the reconstruction of the old private wards of the Hamidia hospital.
Vishnoi said medicines worth Rs 8.41 lakh had been distributed among poor people in the current year by the Hamidia Hospital under the Deendayal Antodaya Upchaar Yojana. The sanction of Rs 8 per day provided for the meal of the patient has been increased to Rs 20.
Sanction of Rs 10 lakh has been given for the up gradation of the nursing school. Also a sum of Rs one crore has been sanctioned for re-establishing equipment of the Hamidia Hospital.
A sum of Rs 62 lakh has been sanctioned for the replacement of the cobalt source of the cobalt machine of the radiotherapy department. The medicine budget of the Hamidia Hospital has been increased from Rs 1.69 crore to Rs 2.29 crore in the current year.
Work has also been under taken for air-conditioning and false ceiling of the examination halls and water purifiers in sufficient quantity to be installed for patients their families and the staff. An elevator has already been installed in the surgery department for patients.