The Panchkula civil hospital, Sector 6, is going to build an exclusive 100-bed mother-child hospital (MCH) wing after demolishing the old building of the hospital. The decision has been taken after observing high workload at the maternity ward of the hospital and less number of beds for patients. The management has also planned to set up NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) for babies and an ICU for their mothers under the MCH plan. Officials of the hospital management said a proposal, mentioning details of the exclusive 100-bed MCH wing to be built at the old building of the hospital had been sent to the director of the general health services. The proposal was prepared by the civil hospital authorities after finding high demand of the MCH at the hospital.
Currently, there are only 50 beds at the gynecology ward of the hospital, which remains occupied all the time. It becomes tough for the hospital authorities to take care of the newly-born babies and their mothers in case of emergency due to shortage of beds and other facilities. Dr Yogesh Sharma, chief medical officer (CMO), civil hospital, Sector 6, said: “We are working on to build the MCH wing at the hospital. The wing will exclusively cater services to expectant women, newly-born babies and their mothers. Under the project, a special NICU for children and ICU for their mothers will also be set up.” The old building of the civil hospital is lying vacant after the three new buildings of the hospital came into existence in 2015. Now, the single floor old building, which is already in a dilapidated condition, will be demolished and a new building for the MCH wing of the hospital will be constructed. – TOI