Ranchi: If everything goes well Ranchi may soon get a superspeciality cardiac hospital. For officials of renowned Narayan Hrudyalaya Hospital has expressed its willingness to open a modern cardiac hospital in State Capital.
Vice president of Narayan Hrudyalaya Hospital Bangaluru Dr A Raghuvanshi and his associates met chief minister Raghubar Das at Project Bhavan.
Dr Raghuvanshi said if state government grants 10 acres of land in or around Ranchi then a 250-bedded cardiac hospital would be thrown open to public within a year.
Prefab materials would be used in the construction of the hospital which would help complete construction of the hospital building on time with lesser cost.
Once the hospital starts functioning cardiac care would be within the reach of the common man, he said. Dr Raghuvanshi also expressed his willingness on managing nursing training centre.
Hearing the request the Chief Minister assured the visiting team that government would extend all possible assistance to Narayan Hrudyalaya in the project and directed chief health secretary and family welfare department to look into the proposal.
The CM said that HEC had its own hospital that ran into rough weather due to paucity of manpower. The said hospital could be upgraded into a full-fledged Cardiac Hospital for which the State Government is ready to go into a joint venture with Narayan Hrudyalaya Hospital, the CM said.
Raghubar Das on the occasion called in CMD of HEC, Abhijit Ghosh and sent the visiting team for an inspection of the HEC Hospital with him.
The Chief Minister on the occasion said that several organizations had expressed eagerness to open hospitals and medical colleges in Jharkhand. To speed up the matter the government would draw up a policy to clear such proposals for early implementation.
The CM on the occasion issued order to sent letter to HEC for acquiring 400 acres of land belonging to HEC which is lying unused. The land could be properly utilized to make it a medical and IT hub, he said.
Raghubar Das stressed on the need of developing nursing training institutes as students from Simdega, Gumla, Lohardaga and other cities go to other States for nursing training for want of facilities in Jharkhand.
Present in the meeting among others were development commissioner, RS Poddar, chief secretary, Health and Family Welfare, K Vidyasagar, principal secretary of CM Sanjay Kumar, secretary of land and revenues, KK Sone and representatives of Narayan Hrudyalaya Hospital.