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GGH directed to install new generators within a week

Special Correspondent

VIJAYAWADA: Several chronic problems plaguing the Government General Hospital (GGH) were discussed by district Collector and the Hospital Development Society (HDS) chairman S.A.M. Rizvi at its meeting here on Saturday.

The “pathetic” conditions prevailing in GGH came to light when Minister for Health D.L. Ravindra Reddy and Principal Secretary for Health P.V.Ramesh made surprise checks on the two campuses of the GGH, one in Hanumanpet and the other near the N.T.R Health University Campus.

Mr Rizvi was highly disappointed to hear from the hospital administration that new power generators were not in place despite release of funds for the improvement of power supply at the two campuses. He asked the administrators to make sure that the new generators were in place within a week and ensure that there was uninterrupted power supply in the paediatrics ward with incubators.

Mr Rizvi also asked the administrators to prepare in a week the list of equipment and technicians needed for separation of blood components needed for the treatment of patients and for providing other basic services at the hospital.

‘Monitoring needed'

He said there was a need for close monitoring of the hospital laundry. The condition of the linen being used for patients was appalling, but the annual expenditure for chemicals and detergents being used was over Rs 3 lakh, the Collector said.

Though there were 20 employees in the biochemistry department, yet 24-hour services required by the patients were not available, he said.

He said biometric systems would be installed in the hospital to ensure punctuality and availability of doctors and para-medical staff. He said there was scope for the hospital getting 35 per cent of required funds from Arogyasri. Saying that it was unfortunate that Rs 40 lakh Arogyasri incentives was pending and added that he would try to get the same released in a week's time. Vijayawada Central MLA Malladi Vishnu said the doctors should dispel the reputation that they were not available to the patients when required. HDS members G.Ganga Raju, T.Arjuna Rao, hospital superintendent D. Durga Prasad, and DM.HO Shalini Devi were present.

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