Principal GMC Srinagar reviews completion of 500-bedded pediatric hospital

Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar Prof Kaisar Ahmad Thursday chaired a meeting to review completion and subsequent operationalisation of 500-bedded pediatric hospital at Bemina here.

The hospital is coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 89.89 crores against which Rs 74.00 crores have been released till date, said an official statement.

The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PW(R&B) Department, Chief Engineer Mechanical Engineering Department Kashmir, administrator associated hospital of the GMC, HOD Pediatrics, Medical Superintendent GB Panth Hospital, Executive Engineers concerned and officers of Planning Development and Monitoring wing of the GMC.

DrKaisar said that all pediatric sub- specialties will be provided in this hospital under one roof. He informed that the children hospital shall be catering to 0 to 18 years population which amounts to 52% of total population. In the meeting timelines were fixed for immediate completion of this project so that this facility is made available to the public in time.

DrKaisar asked Mechanical Engineering Department to redesign the central heating system in line with the guidelines of Medical Council of India and hospital accreditation. The executing agencies shall be meeting periodically, so as to coordinate the whole process.

In the initial stage supportive services and ground floor of the hospital shall be completed so that OPD is started. Further, HOD PaediatricDrMuzafar Jan shall provide plan of various specialties to the executing agencies on July 3.

The Chief Engineers briefed the meeting about status of various components like Oxygen Plant, Operation theatres, CSSD equipments, Water supply and Sewerage Treatment Plant and Electric Sub-Station. They assured their cooperation in making this prestigious hospital function in the shortest possible of time.