Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Aug 3: East Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner (DC) Vijaya Jadhav visited MGM Hospital on Wednesday and inspected the healthcare facilities and management of various wards.
During her visit, the DC went to the female ward and expressed displeasure over the presence of male visitors who were found fidgeting their mobile phones and sleeping on patients’ beds.
The DC also took umbrage over presence of four to five members of a family on a single hospital bed. Few patients were found sleeping on the floor of the ward during the DC’s visit.
The DC directed the Deputy Superintendent of MGM Hospital, Dr Nakul Choudhary, to discharge cured patients and arrange for their transportation. She also asked him to make beds available to patients being treated on the floor of various wards. She said the vacant parking space of the hospital should be prepared to accommodate more beds on a temporary basis.
The cleanliness of gynaecology department was relatively better than other wards, sources said.
Jadhav said the community health centres (CHCs) would be issued directive to treat minor cases instead of referring them to MGM Hospital. The healthcare amenities in CHCs would soon be reviewed and brought under Ayushman scheme, she said.
Jadhav said the government hospital had become a shelter house for many homeless people. Such people would soon be identified and sent to shelter homes to reduce burden on the government hospital.
The DC said visitors to the hospital would be issued pass for four to five days to prevent overcrowding. The hospital lift has been repaired and available resources are being reviewed for improvement, she said.
Jadhav was accompanied by ADM Nand Kishore Lal.
She also inspected building construction work in the government hospital and directed the contractor to ensure quality and ordered monitoring of his work by the executive engineer of building construction department, sources said.