Uttar Pradesh Medical Sciences and Rural Research Institute at Saifai in Etawah may soon have the facility of robotic surgery in collaboration with the USA. Director of the institute Dr (Brigadier) T Prabhakar gave this information on Thursday after chief minister Akhilesh Yadav laid foundation stones of a number of the projects in the institute, including a super specialty hospital there.
The 500-bed super specialty hospital would provide treatment in 22 super specialty branches.
The chief minister also laid foundation stone of a residential building for paramedical college, a guesthouse, a community centre, a central library for staff and patients of the institute. He also dedicated a 300-bed hostel for medical students and a cafeteria to public.
The total cost of projects (foundation laid) is 639.60 crore and the total cost of projects dedicated to public is 15.12 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, he said he had sanctioned a trauma and burn centre at the institute soon after the formation of the Samajwadi Party government in the state.
He said the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had laid the foundation stone of the project that was expected to be complete by June/July this year.
The CM further said the state government had made arrangements for adequate funds for various projects. If needed, the state government would provide additional funds for them, said the chief minister.
Uttar Pradesh was the first state to provide low cost treatment to the people, he said.
The chief minister said his endeavour would be to ensure that treatment of serious ailments like cancer besides heart and kidney diseases was provided in government medical institutes.
His government had been making efforts in this direction for the past three years, he said.
Minister for PWD Shivpal Singh Yadav said the Saifai institute was providing low cost treatment for various ailments.
He said the SP government had brought the state back on the track of development with per capita income going up from 22,000 t o 40,000 in Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi Party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav asked people to bring to the notice of the state government if they faced any problems pertaining to the services available there.