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Addl Secy Health fumes at lack of work culture, shoddy affairs at Jamshedpur’s MGM College and Hospital

Showcases two doctors for not in dress, annoyed at Supdt and Dy Supdt not aware of annual budget

Inspects medical college, hospital and Sadar Hospital in a whirlwind inspection 

Jamshedpur, July 12: Additional chief secretary (health) Arun Singh, inspected the MGM Medical College in Dimna and the MGM Medical College and Hospital in Sakchi and Sadar Hospital Khasmahal during a whirlwind visit of Jamshedpur, the first ever since he assumed charge of the health department in the second wave of the pandemic.

The senior IAS was apparently not pleased with the state of affairs when he was patients being given oxygen in sitting position on a chair, panting patients not being given treatment and asked the hospital superintendent Dr Sanjay Kumar and deputy superintendent Dr Nakul Choudhary to be prepared to face music if things are not sorted out.

The secretary also asked the superintendent to issue showcause to two doctors for dereliction of duty and not coming to duty in uniform. The secretary also seemed annoyed at Junior Doctors seeking benefits like their counterparts in RIMS Ranchi and said that they should do their work properly and then demand facilities.

“There is no proper work culture at both hospital and medical college. The sensitivity towards patient is lacking among officials, doctors and staff and there is lack of discipline among doctors too. The hospital also lacks proper infrastructure and the hospital doctors, staff neither have the excitement or will to work properly at the hospital,” said Singh.

The health secretary however said that despite lacunae in infrastructure if the doctors show a resolve to do utilise the existing infrastructure to the full then lots of problem would be solved automatically.

However, on a positive note, the secretary assured that process is on to improve infrastructure at the hospital and hopefully everything would be streamlined soon.

He refused to comment on the action plan prepared by Jusco for renovation of the hospital and said that permission has been given to authorities to keep manpower as per the requirement and it is a matter of investigation if the staff strength is working to the sanctioned level.

He blamed the hospital management for the poor state of affairs by stating that based on demands given by the hospital management manpower and funds have been allocated and if there is still loopholes then it is the hospital management which is to be blamed.

The secretary said that all shortcomings at the medical college, both in terms of faculties and infrastructure, which led to Medical Council of India reducing its intake capacity, would be streamlined soon.

Earlier, the secretary reached the medical college at around 1 pm and after a meeting with principal and faculty members reached the hospital at 2.30 pm and held a meeting with superintendent, deputy superintendent and all HoDs. During the meeting Jusco senior executive Dhananjay Mishra gave a presentation on power point on infrastructure upgradation of the hospital and sought a time of one year.

In his address health secretary pointed out about the work culture and listened to the problem and grievances raised by the doctors.

The health secretary then reached the emergency saw a patient being given oxygen while he was sitted on a chair and was told by the superintendent that since there was shortage of bed they were giving oxygen in such a position, a patient who was panting and feeling restless reached out to the secretary for help at this a doctor was called who came out in civil dress and when asked about apron the doctor said that it was in the chair.

The health secretary also showcaused two doctors who came without their apron.

The health secretary was also annoyed when the superintendent and deputy superintendent were not able to inform about the annual budget of the hospital.

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