Infrastructure Boost to Bhadrachalam Hospital

An air-conditioned conference hall with LCD projector has become operational at the government area hospital in Bhadrachalam, further augmenting the infrastructure facilities in the state-run healthcare facility in Telangana’s tribal heartland. The new facility is expected to facilitate smooth conduct of training sessions for the doctors and other staff members of the hospital as well as continuous medical education programs in a conducive ambience. The long-awaited facility becoming a reality comes close on the heels of the Government Area Hospital in Bhadrachalam reportedly securing the coveted National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certification recently. A town-based doctor has donated ₹4 lakh towards purchase of air-conditioners, furniture and other necessary equipment for the new conference hall, sources added.

The recently-opened dialysis center at the hospital has emerged as a sought-after facility with 10 to 14 kidney patients from the Agency areas availing services at the center daily. The more than half-century old hospital in the temple town has witnessed marked improvement in healthcare infrastructure facilities in the past few years. However, the hospital continues to grapple with severe shortage of staff nurses. As against the sanctioned strength of 62 staff nurses, the hospital presently has only 15, sources added. Hospital Superintendent Dr Koti Reddy told The Hindu that the hospital is the first Area Hospital in the State to get the coveted NQAS certification. The newly opened conference hall is set to prove immensely beneficial in conducting CME and other training programs in a productive manner. As many as 20 posts of specialist doctors, including pediatricians, physicians, and surgeons, have been filled, he said. – The Hindu

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