Nagpur: The modern ICUs have been built in three important departments in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) but even after six months are yet to get equipment worth Rs 55 crores, funds for which have been approved through the efforts of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Government Medical college and Hospital (Medical), which is the largest hospital in Central India, has only 20 bedded ICU in the medicine department and serious patients from other departments too are shifted here.
As the ICU is always full, the Medical administration proposed more ICUs to tend to the increasing numbers of patients. In 2011 a 150 crore proposal was sent under the Prime Minister health scheme.
The proposal was to start Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
This proposal remained pending for five years due to unavailability of space. When Dr Abhimanyu Niswade took over as dean, he gave priority to the construction of the ICUs and the Bhoomipujan was conducted by CM Fadnavis in 2016.
The ICUs of the three departments will have 20 bed each totaling 60 beds. Every ICU would have dialysis, mobile digital radiography system and ultrasound system. The surgical unit would have mobile X Ray machine, ultrasound unit etc.