Sudhakar Deshmukh, MLA of ruling party representing Nagpur West raised a question in the Assembly today morning regarding condition of the Intensive care wards of Nagpur’s premiere Government Medical College and Hospital.
The hospital attached to the Medical College which used to be biggest in Asia once upon a time now has insufficient capacity to treat Emergency and Critical patients. The hospital has just one 26 bedded ICU which has been further divided into two now.
A 5 bed section has been hived off to create a Intensive Critical Care Unit to treat severely ill patients who need special monitoring.
This has left the ICU with just 21 beds, that too not in a very good condition. He also complained that the premises of the centrally located hospital were unkempt with weeds and shrubs growing wildly. What was the Government planning to do about this, he asked.
Responding to this Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan sent a written reply in which he stated that a process of clearing of overgrown vegetation has been undertaken. The ‘nallahs’ flowing through the Medical College premises are also being cleaned.
Some shrubs are being uprooted to accommodate new buildings to house three more ICCU units. This project is being undertaken under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Health Security Scheme.