Nagpur: Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Thursday announced facelift of well-known hospital of city – Mayo Hospital – through immediate State Government assistance and funds from District Planning Committee.
The minister was reviewing the functioning of the hospital at a meeting of Board of Visitors held in the office of Dean of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH). The Chairman of Board of Visitors MLA Vikas Kumbhare, MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh, Medical Education Joint Director Dr Prakash Wakode, Dean Dr Meenakshi (Wahane) Gajbhiye, Dr Umesh Shingne and other members were present at the meeting.
“The Mayo Hospital is rendering excellent service to the visiting patients. Till July this year, 8.84 lakh out patients were treated. The doctors and other supporting staff should strive for treating more and more patients” appealed Bawankule.
The Guardian Minister further said that efforts will be made to make a provision of Rs 17.50 crore fund for installing CT Scan, MRI, service to patients in accordance with MCI standards. Out of this amount, Rs 7.50 crore will be spent for CT Scan and Rs 10 crore for MRI. The minister directed the concerned officials to demolish 96 quarters of class 4 employees immediately under police protection. The expenses will be met through funds from DPC. Similarly, all the encroachments in and around Mayo Hospital will be removed.
Bawankule stated that separate departments for sickle cell and psychiatric patients will be started in the hospital. A crèche will also be started in the hospital for the children of doctors and nurses working in the hospital. Walki talkies and 96 CCTVs have been activated. 56 more CCTVs will be installed soon.
“Waiting rooms for relatives of patients and Sulabh toilets should be built at reserved land in the hospital premises and according to development plan. Preparations for celebrating the golden jubilee of the hospital should be started right now,” Bawankule asked the officials.