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Gandhi Hospital: 200-Bed High Risk Referral Center May Get Nod Soon

A meeting regarding the proposed 200-bed high risk referral center for gynecology and pediatrics at the state-run Gandhi Hospital was held by the health department on Saturday. As per the proposal, the new hospital building will not only cater to patients to gynecology and pediatric departments, but also take tertiary referrals from districts for the next 20 years. The hospital has been proposed at a budget of Rs 100 crore under the National Rural Health Mission. “Land for the proposed hospital building has already been identified on the campus,” said Dr P Shravan Kumar, superintendent, Gandhi hospital. “We have consulted the gynecology and pediatric departments for planning the proposal, keeping in mind the current inflow of patients. The building has to serve as a tertiary referral center for the entire state for at least next 20 years.”

He said that once the tertiary care referral center is in place, the pediatric and gynecology wards will be shifted to the new hospital. A senior official from the state health department said: “The proposal is likely to be cleared within the next two months, although it might take some more for the NRHM funds to be cleared.” While the proposal is currently under consideration, and is expected to be cleared soon, state health officials said that 1.25 lakh sft land within the Gandhi Hospital campus has been identified for the building. As per the proposal, the new hospital building will house operation theatres, labor rooms, in-patient wards, pediatric wards, ICU, and neonatal intensive care unit. Pediatric emergency, and infertility center will cover all aspects of pediatrics and gynecology. – TOI