Indore: MY Hospital’s Rs 3-crore trauma centre in need of treatment
The state-of-the-art trauma centre at the Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital in Indore has run into rough weather within seven months of its grand opening by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Republic Day eve this year.indore Updated: Aug 15, 2016 11:42 IST
The state-of-the-art trauma centre at the Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital in Indore has run into rough weather within seven months of its grand opening by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Republic Day eve this year.
Built at a cost of Rs 3 crore, the centre has issues ranging from collapsed roof to leakage and cleanliness, which have caused many to raise concerns about the quality of the critical healthcare unit.
Last month, a portion of the false ceiling collapsed, although it did not injure anyone and the roof fell on a trolley with medicines.
The centre was built under the Kayakalp mission and had received donations from public, especially Indoreans, many of whom have expressed their disappointment with the quality of the construction.
“It is appalling that a structure which was built barely six months back needs repair. Government hospitals and buildings undergo maintenance in long gaps. So if a structure is in bad shape within six months of its construction, it is a matter of concern,” Shobhan Taparia, a city businessman said.
“The trauma centre was being branded as a feather in the hat of the MY hospital. But as the place now lies in a bad state, we cannot help but call the place as another source wherein corruption has taken place,” said Smita Moghe, a resident of the city.
The roof collapse has resulted in seepage of water into the wards where controlling infection has become a serious challenge. Doctors have instructed medical staff to keep the beds away from the leaking walls.
“This place is getting difficult for us to run a trauma centre,” a doctor said.
With 40 beds, the centre has 10 doctors who treat around 300 patients a day.
MY Hospital superintendent VS Pal said the seepage was a minor issue and repairs were being conducted.
“There are some minor repair works which need to be done in the trauma centre. The seepage was also not that massive as many said it to be. We have made use of the Kayakalp funds in a very right manner, ensuring that people don’t face any kind of inconvenience at all,” he said.
A doctor also said that the contractor, PWD is putting the blame of the collapse on the unprecedented heavy rains.
When asked about this, Pal said that PWD told him that some workers had installed a ‘Trauma Centre’ board using wrong quality of nails which caused damage to the wall and some portions of the roof.
“This damage caused the seepage during the rains,” he said, adding that when complained to, PWD had removed these nails and repairs were being conducted.
“The place is not going to suffer from any kind of seepage anymore and neither is it going to affect the treatment of patients,” he assured.
The trauma centre is now running with plastic sheets covering the roof to stop water from dripping inside.