Srirangam govt hospital loaded with facilities, but lacks patients
TRICHY: A chief minister's constituency has its own advantages. And, Srirangam, is no exception as it is always got due recognition. One of them is the government hospital (GH) in Srirangam. Despite having been equipped with many facilities most of them are not fully utilized due to low turnout of patients. Due to this, there is a demand to refer the patients from other crowded government hospitals in the district to Srirangam GH.
During her last visit to the city on June 30, chief minister J Jayalalithaa dedicated two renal dialysis units, a CT scan and a C-Arm at the hospital.
Srirangam GH which was functioning with 127 beds was strengthened with a 32-bedded maternal ward last year. The maternal ward included three delivery boards. In the intensive care unit two beds and newborn stabilisation unit (NBSU) with paediatric ventilators are available.
The average inpatient in the hospital is 134 while the outpatients are more than 900 per day. Around 75 deliveries were conducted in the hospital so far.
As far as Trichy district is concerned, Mahatma Gandhi memorial government hospital (MGMGH) attached to KAP Viswanatham Government Medical College Hospital (KAPVGMC) is a premier hospital for poor people from the rural areas. Next to MGMGH, Srirangam gets latest equipment while the remaining eight government hospitals lack many facilities.
In fact, some of the latest equipment are not fully utilized due to low awareness about the facilities in the hospitals. Only one dialysis was done with the two units in the hospital for the past one month.
"We have done one renal dialysis for a patient with the latest equipment. Our doctors are ready to serve the people round-the-clock. Even if the number of patients increase, we can do our best to treat them. People should be aware of the facilities here and make use of it," said Dr S Samsath Begum, chief medical officer, Srirangam.
As many facilities are not available in government hospitals in other parts of the district, patients have to rely on MGMGH. So, MGMGH is crowded most of the times. Hence, it was suggested that the patients can be referred to Srirangam.
When contacted, district collector Jayashree Muralidharan said that she will look into the matter. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 851065.cms