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Casualty wing in taluk hospitals soon

Staff Reporter


CT and MRI scans

in all MCHs soon

To appoint MBAs

as administrative

assistants




P.K. Sreemathy

ALAPPUZHA: All taluk headquarter hospitals in the State will soon have casualty wings to reduce the burden of accident cases on Medical College Hospitals (MCH), Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy said on Saturday.

Speaking after the inaugural of the Alappuzha General Hospital here, Ms. Sreemathy said files were being processed to ensure the casualty wings at the earliest.

The State had the highest number of road accidents in the country and this naturally was burdening medical college hospitals due to the lack of facilities in lower level hospitals. The government was also making efforts to equip all taluk and district-level hospitals properly so that accident cases could be tackled efficiently.

The Minister, who announced that all government Medical College Hospitals in the State would be equipped with CT and MRI Scans shortly, said plans were afoot to appoint MBA graduates as administrative assistants to superintendents in all MCHs and general hospitals as well.

Papers were already signed for a mandatory one-year government service for nurses with a stipend of Rs.4,500 per month.

A circular would be issued soon to ensure that all wards in hospitals were cleaned in the night itself or at least before 7 a.m., she said. For the Alappuzha General Hospital, a CT scan, a casualty and trauma care unit, an operation theatre complex, a blood bank and X-Ray unit would soon be sanctioned.

A cardiology unit too would be set up once a cardiologist was appointed. Ms. Sreemathy also announced that the General Nursing School here would be upgraded to a B.Sc. Nursing School to function under the aegis of the General Hospital and the Women and Child Hospital on the Beach.

Cooperation Minister G. Sudhakaran said the Cooperation Department had set aside Rs.3 crore for a disease care centre at the Women and Child Hospital. The department was also willing to spend money to set up canteens at all government hospitals in the State, he said.

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