Super-speciality hospital on Victoria premises to be functional next month

Work on the Rs 100-crore health facility is delayed by a year

After a delay of one year, the super-speci­a­lity hospital constructed on the premises of Victoria Ho­s­pital is all set to be inaugurated by the end of July. The Rs 100-crore facility is established under the Prime Minister’s Swasthya Surkasha Yojana.

Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas who inspected the hospital on Tuesday attributed the delay in completion of the project to the slow progress of the civil work and installation of medical equipment. 

However, sources said the tussle between top officials in recruitment of specialists for the hospital caused the delay. Of the total cost of the project, Rs 50 crore has been spent on medical equipment. The hospital will officially function from August 1.

The 203-bed hospital with six operation theatres has six specialities. While the department of neurosurgery will have six specialists, there will be 10 specialists each for plastic surgery and paediatric surgery. 

As many as 12 post graduates and three specialists will work in surgical gastroenterology department whereas two specialists will be deputed for cardiology. Neurology (medicine) will have six specialists and six post-graduates.

The hospital will also have 200 nurses (50 nurses have been appointed already), 30 technicians and Group ‘D’ workers. Ramdas said he will ensure students who have completed their nursing course are given an opportunity to undergo training as assistant house-surgeons in the hospital. 

Tie-up with Jayadeva

The hospital also has the facility of cathlab, where in specialists from Jayadeva Hospital will be training the doctors in handling the facility.  The cardiology department will have a tie-up with Jayadeva Hospital for all future references.

For the first time, the super-speciality hospital will have a centralised liquid oxygen supply system, which will avoid rolling oxygen cylinders in the hospital. The hospital is also equipped with 34 ventilators, 10 monitors, and online maintenance of patients’ records.

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