DODA, AUGUST 22: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar laid the foundation stone of 300 bedded hospital of newly established Government Medical College Doda, here today.
Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education Atal Dulloo, District Development Commissioner Dr Sagar D Doifode and Principal GMC Doda Dr Tariq Parvez Azad were also present at the foundation laying function.
The project ‘upgradation of District hospital Doda to teaching hospital’ will have Basement and 3 floors with 34000 sq.ft building area and is estimated to cost Rs 30 crore.
The hospital will have maximum capacity of 500 beds, with additional facilities of Canteens, Hospital Kitchen, Laundry services, Central Sterilization section, one Lecture Hall with 158-seating capacity, a 20 bedded state of art Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Separate Emergency area with Emergency Operation theatres for Surgery, Gynae and Orthopedics and a floor for faculty offices.
The building is targeted to be completed by November 2020 according to the guidelines of MCI.
After laying the foundation stone for the new building, the Advisor inspected existing wards, units and interacted with staff to take firsthand appraisal of their grievances and issues related to the healthcare.
He was apprised by the management about the stock situation of emergency drugs and other medicines available at the Hospital. The Advisor also enquired about other activities being carried out by the health department for the people of the district.
The Advisor, while interacting with the hospital authorities, asked them to provide best healthcare services to the people and maintain the stock of essential drugs in the hospital.