Jamshedpur : The State run MGM Medical College and Hospital (MGMCH) is reeling under lack of facilities. Though the state health minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi’s had given deadline of a week for improving cleanliness amongst other aspects does not seem to have much an impact on it.
The MGMCH is a government hospital with the facility of 540 beds. Everyday around 1000 patients come here for treatment. Several times parts of ceiling and windows have collapsed four times in the government hospital. Due to lack of repair work and attention of the authorities concerned, the condition of the hospital has deteriorated to a great extent. As of now, MGM has 540 beds, 10 operating theatres, ICU and CT scan units, a blood bank and 13 departments, including emergency and gynaecology.
But building and facilities are rundown due to neglect, while numbers of doctors-cum-teachers, technicians and nurses continue to be far short of need. “The hospital building is in poor condition, which needs immediate repair. Moreover the facilities at operation theatre and C T Scan need to be upgraded. The facilities for doctors and attendants also need to be addressed,” conceded an official.
The minister, who conducted a 40-minute-long surprise inspection at the five-decade-old Sakchi heal hub on last Saturday evening, gave superintendent R.Y. Choudhary a week’s time to improve state of affairs at the hospital.
The seven-feet-high wall, which crashed on the new civil court side on July 4 last year apparently after an overnight rain and in the process exposed poor quality of construction work at the hospital. Even the windows of the toilets at the emergency unit were found broken.
The MGM Hospital superintendent R. Y Choudhary admitted of the problem and said that he would apprise the state health minister about the complex problems plaguing the hospital. “ I am aware of the situation. We have written several times to the engineering cell of the state health department for repairing of the building wall but all the times they repeat that they will be taking out tender for the repair work. We will again write to the department on this issue soon,” added the hospital superintendent.
“The hospital building is in poor condition, which needs immediate repair. Moreover the facilities at operation theatre and C T Scan need to be upgraded. The facilities for doctors and attendants also need to be addressed,” conceded an official.MGM also wants cardiac, kidney and skin super specialty units, as well as separate chambers for its associate professors.
“We need adequate water as we have to wash our hands and surgery equipment time and again while carrying out the operation. But in absence of water or inadequate water we have to face immense problem,” said a doctor.