New hospital building to be dedicated soon

A new building of the district hospital situated on  B Rachaiah Double Road in  Chamarajanagar, which is nearing completion. DH photo

A decade long-wish of the residents of Chamarajanagar to have the  state-of-the-art hospital in their city is likely to be fulfilled soon. The district hospital ,which faced several bottlenecks all these years, is in final stages of completion. It would be shortly dedicated to the people.

The 100-bed hospital is being constructed  at a cost of ` 9.68 crore and coming up on  the sprawling 2.25 acres of land. Already,  95 per cent of work is complete. The pending works are providing electricity connection and lift facilities which would be completed within a month. Then it would be formally inaugurated. The work that began in 2007 continued at a snail’s pace and was unable to complete within the target. However, the work picked up a year ago and now it is nearing completion.

While granite stones are put at the hospital  entrance and corridors, vitrified tiles are laid in wards.

The ground floor comprise  reception, waiting room, CT scan section, general surgery section, maternity ward, special wards and others. The first floor will have consultation rooms, out patient department, general ward and special wards. The second  floor will have a  major operation theatre, auditorium, library, laboratory, 12-bed Intensive Care Unit, and a ramp has been provided for patients. At present, the strength of hospital is 150 bed and lacked  technology. Patients from Yalandur, Kollegal, Gundlupet taluks come to district hospital for additional  treatment. The new hi-tech hospital would have latest technologies and it would be a boon to the people of the region. The new building, in all will have  250 beds including the new 100-beds and 24 x 7 laboratory has been constructed at a cost of ` 50 lakh.

Dr Pushpa told Deccan Herald that a list of names has been sent to the government for recruitment that includes expert doctors, para medical and others. The construction of the hospital has been given to Asian Fabs of Bangalore and the pending works would be completed in a month. Then it would be handed over the authorities concerned, said Executive Engineer Raju and Rajashekar.

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