Unlike other tertiary hospitals in the capital, which are struggling to add more beds due to lack of space, a slew of new facilities promising better patient care have been added at Gandhi Hospital. Thanks to the new building and acres of space, authorities here have managed to add more units to the existing departments.
While projects like nursing college at Gandhi Hospital is yet to take off, recently, the hospital threw open several newly created and some refurbished wards for patients. Last month, a neonatal intensive care unit, constructed at a cost of Rs. 1 crore, was started.
The present casualty department has been refurbished with an additional operation theatre and a special resuscitation room, to revive and provide privacy to the gravely injured is coming up. “The rusty beds at emergency wards have been replaced by new plush hospitals beds,” Hospital Superintendent, Dr. S. Mahaboob said.
In the same casualty building, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for liver patients has been set up with internal pipelines for medical gasses. In addition, for the first time in a government hospital, a separate unit comprising of six beds to handle brain stroke victims has come in the hospital. “We have also started a full-fledged psychiatric ward. The care givers including ward boys and paramedical staff underwent special training to handle such patients. Full time professors, assistant professors and house surgeons will be on call at the psychiatric ward,” he added.
In post-operative wards, the hospital administration acquired hi-tech hospital beds with wheels to roll patients directly to the operation theatres. Step-down post-operative ward is being set up for patients who have undergone procedures.