Gadchiroli Oct. 10 (District Correspondent) In view of the death of three women in the District Women and Children Hospital here, District Collector Sanjay Meena visited the hospital on Monday and inspected the facilities there. The District Collector conducted this inspection so that the health system should be prompt and the patients get timely treatment. On this occasion, District Civil Surgeon Dr. Pramod Khandate, Chief Medical Superintendent of Women and Children Hospital Dr. Madhuri Kilnake, as well as working doctors and other staff members were present.
On this occasion, the District Collector interacted with the hospital administration, doctors and health workers. The hospital is committed to providing pre-natal and post-natal care and services. Even though this hospital has a capacity of 100 beds, 200 to 250 patients are to be admitted in this hospital as obstetric patients are referred from adjoining states, districts and talukas, it was informed. Because of this, there is additional stress and work load on the available manpower of the hospital, Medical Superintendent Dr. Madhuri Kilnake.
Although the number of patients being admitted is beyond the capacity of the hospital, the Collector ensured that even in such a situation, there is sufficient medicine stock and cleanliness in the hospital and the women and children hospital is equipped with modern equipment and facilities.
The Collector ordered the concerned engineers to complete the construction of additional MCH wing with 100 beds at the earliest. Accordingly, the district surgeon was instructed to submit the proposal regarding the demand for class-3 and class-4 employees. The District Collector gave instructions to the concerned about starting the second modular surgical theatre in the hospital and about disinfection.
Doctors should examine and treat admitted patients in the morning and evening and as per requirement. They should also give special attention to the admitted children in the Special Neonatal Care Unit (SNCU), instructed Mr. Meena during the visit. The investigation of electrical and fire prevention measures of the hospital has been completed and the District Collector directed to get its no-damage certificate quickly. All measures to reduce the maternal and child mortality rates, as well as all maternal deaths and child deaths should be taken in time and implement appropriate measures quickly, instructed the Collector.