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PMCH set for infra upgrade, 200-bed emergency ward soon

The project for upgrading facilities at Patna Medical College and Hospital has received administrative approval and tender has been floated for awarding work

patna Updated: Feb 18, 2017 14:00 IST
Pradeep Modak
PHCH
The Patna medical college and hospital. (File photo)

The Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) administration has geared up to upgrade infrastructural facilities at the hospital, with several plans set to start rolling soon. 

The initiatives, discussed during a recent meeting of the Rogi Kalyan Samiti with Patna divisional commissioner Anand Kishor, included the expansion of the emergency ward of the hospital from the existing 100 to 200 beds. 

Kishor said the project had received administrative approval and tender had been floated for the work. 

He asked the officials concerned to complete the project within a year, without disturbing the emergency ward services. 

He also asked the hospital authorities to present plans for the expansion of paediatrics, medical emergency and other departments, to the commissioner’s office, on Saturday. 

It was also decided at the meeting to fill up vacant posts of x-ray technicians, pathologists, lab technicians, OT assistants and 100 paramedical staff, on contract basis, by the end of March this year. 

The participants in the meeting approved two more e-trolleys for plying inside PMCH. At present, there are two e-trolleys plying on the campus. The e-trolleys will be arranged within a month. 

They also gave nod to the purchase of 15 more RO water purifiers to be installed in different departments, within a month. 

PMCH will also procure an ambulance to ferry patients from one department to the other. 

The commissioner ordered the seizure of unauthorised ambulances parked on the hospital premises. He asked the hospital authorities to issue sticker passes for staff members and doctors so that unauthorised vehicles could be marked easily. 

At the meeting,it was also decided to allocate Rs 2 lakh in each quarter to the hospital superintendent for maintenance and repair of defunct machines. 

Kishor said a new layout plan for sewage system, integrating the storm drainage system, would be prepared, keeping in view the future expansion plan of PMCH and the overflow from choked drains. 

The meeting participants also approved an additional elevator for the gynaecology department, work for which will begin after marking the place by a committee headed by the PMCH principal and superintendent of the hospital.