Nagpur: The first ever meeting of visiting-committee to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) of this year is going to be held on June 26 at the Council Hall of GMCH. The committee will be headed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, and various issues like pending proposals, increased grant, shortage of medicines, balance of payment of suppliers, etc, will be discussed.
It may be mentioned that at present the GMCH is well equipped with necessary medical equipment and expert senior doctors, engaged in providing suitable treatment to the citizens. The outdoor patients are increasing day-by-day in GMCH because of quality treatment and expert medical faculty. As many as 40% patients from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh rush to GMCH for treatment. As a result, the consumption of medicine goes up, causing repeated shortage of it.
According to sources, the state government is not much responsive to increasing of the quality functioning of cancer tertiary unit, kidney transplantation unit, paramedical institute, occupational therapy and physiotherapy departments. Besides, there is no separate budget for Nursing College attached to GMCH, and all the required stationery, etc, to the Nursing College is supplied by GMCH. Even the teachers of Nursing College are posted there as ‘tutors’ and they have not been recognized as ‘lecturers’ or ‘professors’.
In order to sort out various problems, the GMCH had constituted ‘visiting-committee’ two years ago. The said committee will be headed by Member of Parliament from Nagpur and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari while its members include MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh and others.
The first ever proceedings of the committee’s meeting will be attended by GMCH dean Dr Abhimanyu Niswade, deputy dean Dr Apurva Pawade, medical superintendent Dr Jagdish Hedau, CEO (Superspeciality) Dr Manish Giriwar, chief administrative officer Pradeep Deshpande and others.