Super specialty block awaits inauguration
TRICHY: The much-awaited inauguration of the trauma and super specialty care block on the premises of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) is expected soon.
The public works department (PWD) had commenced the construction of the block at on outlay of Rs 55 crore on September 14, 2012. "The PWD has assured that it will handover the building with furniture shortly. Moreover, process is on to get the medical equipment worth Rs 45 crore for the new building," Dr P Karkuzhali, dean of MGMGH, who took charge recently, said, adding they were planning to construct medicine and surgical blocks too.
Though, the dean wasn't sure about the exact date of inauguration, sources said the new block would be inaugurated before the model code of conduct comes into effect for the parliamentary elections.
The new block with 440 beds is expected to fulfill the growing needs for specialty treatment. All the floors of the Rs 100-crore building have been divided into various departments. The orthopaedics and radiodiagnosis ward is on the ground floor of the seven-storey block. While the first floor consists of cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery departments, the second will have neurology and neuro-surgery departments. The nephrology and urology departments will function from the third floor and paediatric surgery and plastic surgery will be on the fourth floor. The medical gastroenterology and surgical gastroenterology departments will operate on the fifth. The sixth floor is for medical oncology and surgical oncology departments. The new block will have eight operation theatres.
On the newly-started maternity care centre, Dr MA Aleem, the vice-principal of the college, said it plays a vital role in maternity and child care. "After its inauguration on December 30, 450 deliveries took place. Likewise, the new super specialty will also play a major role," he said.
The dean also said the hospital is awaiting the nod of Medical Council of India (MCI) to start a PG course in pathology. "We have filed an application seeking MCI's permission for starting a PG course on MD (pathology) in KAP Viswanatham Government Medical Colleg. In the last academic year, a PG course in MD (bio-chemistry) was commenced in our college. "Once we get the approval, one more course will be included," the dean said.
In 2013, 3,65,258 new outpatients besides the old outpatients of 5,07,042 were treated in MGMGH.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 221484.cms