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Jamshedpur’s MGM Hospital gears up to combat possible third wave of Covid

DC inspects Hospital, new building to replace three dilapidated structures

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, June 22: Preparations to tackle the possibility of a third COVID wave are on in full swing. Included in these preparations is a new building to come up at the MGM Hospital in place of three dilapidated structures that are to be pulled down. Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum, Suraj Kumar visited the proposed site for the new building that is to come up at the rear portion of the MGM Hospital complex. He inspected the three dilapidated buildings standing there that are to be pulled down and replaced by a new structure.

The officials who were with the Deputy Commissioner during the inspection at MGM Hospital included SDO Nitish Kumar, DTO, Director DRDA, JNAC Special Officer, Deputy Superintendent MGM Hospital and others. The team was also informed about other issues prevailing in the Hospital. It also inspected the oxygen plant under construction in the Hospital complex.

DC Suraj Kumar said that the expansion in the MGM Hospital was being carried out on the directives of the state Health Minister. “The district has to be prepared to counter the possibility of a third COVID wave. There was a crunch of ICU beds during the COVID waves. Work is on for the provision of an additional 100 ICU and ventilator supported beds out of which 50 would be allotted to the COVID Ward. Presently, an oxygen plant with a capacity of 13 kilo liters and another with an additional capacity of 20 kilo liters are being readied.”

On the new building that is to come up at MGM Hospital, Suraj Kumar said that it would be provisioned in a manner that post COVID wave too it could be utilized for other medical care purposes.

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