It is good news for hundreds of patients affected with urology and nephrology ailments in the city. The government has decided to set up a state-of-art institute of renal science inside the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGME&R) cum SSKM Medical College Hospital complex soon.
Institute of Renal Science
Estimated Cost Rs 10 crore
Number of beds will be around 60 in nephrology
Number of beds will be 100 in urology
Separate Kidney transplant ward
Separate cadavar transplant ward
Post operation recovery room
Equipment Composite extra corporal shockwave lithotripsy
Automatic dialysis machines
The institute will come up on one bighas of land lying vacant close to the UCM building. An 11-storied building will be built. The building will house nephrology and urology units. The health department has already asked the government chief architect Manisha Rakshit to draw a design of the proposed 11-storied building.
Rakshit said, "The health department has sent a file in connection with the proposed project. We have sent a senior architect to the site on Monday to have a look there before drawing the design."
According to a health department official, about Rs 10 crores will be spent for the building. Dr Anup Kundu, head of urology department at the IPGME&R said, "The health department has assured us to provide all logistics support for the institute. We have already submitted a proposal to the health department requesting more teachers and medical equipment."
Many equipment like a composite extra corporal shockwave lithotripsy worth about one crore rupees for treatment of kidney stone, separate wards for kidney transplant unit and cadavar transplant will be installed at the proposed institute. The doctors concerned could be able to bring out liver or kidney of brain-death patients for posthumous donation in the cadavar transplant unit is set up.
Dr R N Pandey, a senior professor in nephrology department, said, "The state-of-art renal institute will be the second of its kind in the country. The first super specialist renal institute is in Ahmedabad. Our health minister Dr Suryakanta Mishra has given us green signal for the project. We have visited the super specialist treatment facilities and equipment in the Ahmedabad institute."
Pandey said that the number of beds in the proposed institute would be around 60. The existing nephrology unit housed in the chest and respiratory unit building has only 30 beds. The institute would give better service to the kidney patients brought to SSKM hospital.
"We will perform kidney transplant operation at least one every day. Now we are doing only one kidney transplantation ever week. The number of fistula operations for dialysis channel will also be increased. Fistula operations will go up to 14 in a week. Now it is twice in a whole week. There will be no need for indoor admission of a patient for his/her kidney biopsy once the super specialist institute comes up. There will be round-the-clock dialysis service." According to Pandey.
The health department will also install several expensive imported medical equipment immunofluroscence used to detect the reasons behind kidney damage of patients, A modern continuous automatic dialysis unit will also be set up.