Camps to mark Robert Nursing Home centenary
HEALTH SERVICE camps would be held throughout the year to mark the centenary year of Robert Nursing Home, said nursing home chairman and Divisional Commissioner Ashok Das. He was speaking to media persons at a press conference held at the nursing home today.india Updated: Jan 04, 2006 16:54 IST
HEALTH SERVICE camps would be held throughout the year to mark the centenary year of Robert Nursing Home, said nursing home chairman and Divisional Commissioner Ashok Das. He was speaking to media persons at a press conference held at the nursing home today.
Das said that while the nursing home had earned glory throughout its existence, it had seen fast-paced development in the past decade with additions in infrastructure and facilities bringing it on par with the best in the category of health service providers.
Living up to its nomenclature of being a nursing home, and not just a hospital, stress was laid on pre and post-convalescence care with 60 nurses belonging to the Franciscan order providing services here.
The nurses living on campus were readily available any time and in numbers their average came to one sister for two patients, which was far better than other hospitals of the State, including MYH, where at times one nurse looked after
Nursing home general secretary Dr V S Yashlaha said that the first phase of health camps would begin with a plastic surgery camp conducted by Dr Sharad Dicksheet from January 6. An ophthalmology camp would be held at the Out Patients Department (OPD) on January 9. Dr Satish Vyas from America would hold another three-day plastic surgery camp for major
surgeries from January 11.
A neonatal ward and vaccination centre would be inaugurated on the same day and a dentistry department established in the memory of Chandra Sepaha would be inaugurated at 11 am by Indore Development Authority (IDA) president Madhu Verma on January 15.
The asthma and allergy department, along with the orthopaedic department equipped with a sophisticated C Arm machine imported at a cost of Rs 20 lakh, would be opened in the month of March. It is also planned to add new facilities every month to the hospital and starting Pap smear and densitometry facility has been proposed.
Nursing home secretary Dr G C Sepaha said that the origin of this centre lay in a dispensary opened on Church land for dwellers of the residency area, which later expanded to a full-fledged hospital facility through the efforts of Major Surgeon Dr Robert James in 1906.
The hospital has sisters of the order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi who live on the campus. It also has a nurses training centre and hostel.
More than 70 specialist doctors provide services at this hospital having three operation theatres, CT scan, lithotripsy, dialysis, X-ray, sonography, ventilator, respiratory, hystopathology, autoanayliser and full-fledged testing laboratory.
The hospital is the only one in the State to use sophisticated lasers in various treatments. Patients coming to the hospital would be treated at low cost by various in-house and on-call specialist doctors and experts giving services at free camps to be organised during the centenary year.