Nagpur: The Municipal Commissioner Ashwin Mudgal was left fuming when he paid a visit to Indira Gandhi Hospital, Gandhinagar and found the hospital poorly maintained. The top NMC boss took rounds of every ward, every section, and after taking stock, gave a dressing down to Health Department officials. The angry Municipal Commissioner asked the babus to submit a proposal for giving a facelift to the hospital before Diwali.
Mudgal found that the hospital did not have gynaecologist, existing doctors have not been regularised, safai workers have been reduced to 8. The bedsheets on the patients’ beds were dirty, there was no facility to provide drinking water to patients. Corporator Dr Parineeta Fuke has been raising the issue of patients suffering, lack of cleanliness, non-availability of basic amenities, lack of drinking water at Indira Gandhi Hospital, Gandhinagar with Health Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) for the last six months. But no steps were being initiated to remove the anomalies. Finally she approached Municipal Commissioner and furnished him all the details, that compelled him to visit the hospital.
Dr Anil Chiwhane, Medical Officer, told him that 36 posts were vacant. Three doctors got retired, one is busy at TB hospital. Mudgal asked Dr Chiwhane to prepare a comprehensive plan for the facelift of the hospital before Diwali. He also instructed him to get funds provided under National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). Mudgal also asked Dr Chiwhane to apply the provisions of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on cleanliness.