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Emergency ward inaugurated at gynaecology dept of GTB Hospital

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday inaugurated the Casualty and Emergency Ward in the Gynecology Department of Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital to ensure better healthcare facilities for women and children. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also inaugurated advanced oxygen facilities at the hospital.

“The new Casualty & Emergency & Labor Room in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at MCH block of GTB Hospital will ensure that pregnant women, mothers and children receive prompt and quality emergency treatment,” Sisodia said. He also announced that an additional block with a capacity of 1,912 beds is being built in the hospital.

According to Dr Subhash Giri, the hospital’s medical director, the old building of GTB Hospital had three emergency areas for gynecology in one ward, leading to overcrowding and increased risk of infection. “The new facilities in the MCH block will reduce the number of labor rooms and casualties in the obstetrics and gynecology department of GTB Hospital,” he added.

The MCH block will now have three separate emergency areas for gynecology casualty, Septic Labor Room (SRL) and Labor Room One (RLI). With the move, 20 labor beds will be added, besides a delivery room and an operating room in each section.

According to officials, the delivery rate in GTB Hospital’s gynecology department is 20,000–22,000/year, with 150–200 per cent bed occupancy in the labor room, and gynecological casualties averaging 100–150 patients per day. Is.

During the inauguration, Sisodia said that the health department of the Delhi government is working round the clock to ensure that citizens get world-class healthcare facilities in their government hospitals. “Delhi’s health model has won accolades across the world. Upgrading our hospitals is another attempt to make our healthcare model more efficient and sustainable.”

Meanwhile, the hospital has also upgraded its oxygen supply facilities and now has a direct medical gas pipeline for 1,069 beds, which was also inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister. Earlier only 750 beds were directly connected to the medical gas pipeline. The facility has a Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) capacity of 3,000 liters per minute and a Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) capacity of 53 kiloliters.

“Situations like Covid-19 have taught us to prepare for every possibility in advance. This oxygen plant will not only provide support to GTB Hospital, but will also have an LMO buffer tank of 113 kiloliters for the use of the state,” Sisodia said. IG News

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