Jamshedpur, April 02 : The government-run MGM Medical College Hospital has received a consignment of 37 new air-conditioners at the hospital .The consignment is a part of 80 air-conditioners to be installed at various departments of the hospital including, burn care units, ICU and the blood bank.
Hospital superintendent, Ashok Kumar Singh said that patients admitted especially at the burn care unit and ICU was in need as all the air-conditioners have gone defunct in the two departments.
” It is really a welcome relief for the patients. The existing air-conditioners were as old as 10 years. Due to lack of proper maintenance, the ACs were not working. A consignment of 37 new air-conditioners has reached. We will get them installed in the next 2-3 days ,” said the superintendent.” We will replace only those air-conditioners which are more than 10 years old,” said the superintendent.
Notably, all the 10 air-conditioners at the ICU have become defunct, causing the patients to depend on the ceiling fan only.
Presently 10 patients are admitted at the ICU. Of these patients, condition of two patients is very serious. One of the serious patients, Bablu Prasad (40) is undergoing treatment for meningitis and tuberculosis, where as the another serious patient is a 45-year-old woman, Shakuntala Mahto who is suffering from cardiac problem.
MGM Medical College and Hospital is a government hospital with the facility of 540 beds. Everyday around 1000 patients come here for treatment.
It may be mentioned that State Government governed Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital, is an Indian medical school established in 1964. It is situated in the outskirts of Jamshedpur near Dimna. The college’s hospital is located in Sakchi.