In the quest to improve the performance of the Super Speciality Hospital of India, the government gave a positive remark on the proposal to allocate Rs100 crore for upgrading the Super Speciality Hospital (SSH). This hospital is attached to the Government Medical College and Hospital, and the money will be released over the period of five years.
“There was already a meeting on May 18, with detail oriented meeting that will be held on June 2, and in this place the college will chalk-out details of proposals concerning the strategies on how the equipment and other infrastructure for all the seven super specialities will take place. In the meeting there will be the presence of pathology, anaesthesia, biochemistry and blood bank departments. The meeting discussion will also include the pending construction works,” said Dr Niswade.
A Special duty officer at SSH, Dr MP Parchand in an interview with TOI said that the government will release 20 crore rupees each year from 2017-18 to 2021-22, and the funds to be released within the first year include 5 crore rupees for equipment, 10 crore rupees for construction and remaining 5 crore rupees for other works.
The upgrade in SSH will include advancement in academics, for example; starting DM courses in addition to cardiology and gastroenterology. The other subjects which will include Nephrology, neurosciences, neurology, urology, cardio-vascular thoracic surgery, and endocrinology.
They will be providing the NAT testing equipment to the blood bank department to enable them carry out blood component separation procedures. The NAT testing equipment is one of the basic requirements for all surgery patients and should be provided.
The kidney transplant unit also needs a lot of infrastructural development. There are about 15 transplants, including a cadaver transplant have been performed so far. The modular operation theatre needed for the transplant performed so far needs to be considered as a priority.