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More beds to come GGH way

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Government sanctions funds to fulfil MCI norms


  • New complex for laboratories
  • A 30-bed casualty ward to come up
  • Health Minister to launch the works today

    GUNTUR: After the Medical Council of India (MCI) denied recognition for 25 seats in Guntur Medical College, the Government has released funds to increase the number of beds in the Government General Hospital (GGH) at Guntur to fulfil the MCI norms.

    "The hospital will soon have 124 more beds — 18 for gynaecology, 38 for orthopaedics and 68 for Ear, Nose and Throat cases," GGH Superintendent K.K.D. Malleswara Rao told The Hindu .

    The works, valued at Rs.4.57 crores, relate to the construction of a two-storied ward building and a new complex housing laboratories. A 30-bed casualty ward would be undertaken to fulfil the MCI norms.

    Outpatient block

    Renovation of the outpatient block would be undertaken to cope with the growing number of patients coming to the hospital. Construction of the ward building housing the psychology, gynaecology, radiotherapy, ENT and orthopaedic wings would take about a year to complete. The estimated cost of the work is Rs.3.25 crores.

    The laboratories complex, apart from pathology, biology and biochemistry labs, would house an eight-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and departments like X-Ray, Ultrasound, Chief Medical Officer's office and a treatment room.

    The estimated cost of the work is Rs.1.32 crores. State Finance and Health Minister K.Rosaiah would formally launch the works on Sunday, Mr. Rao said.

    A hostel for post-graduate students and a forensic laboratory would come up soon at the Guntur Medical College, he said.

    Mr. Rosaiah would inaugurate the new office complex of the medical department constructed at the District Medical and Health Office complex.

    The complex, built at a cost of Rs.1.5 crores would have offices of all the medical departments like District Malaria office, T.B. control, AIDS control among others.

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