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Updated: December 26, 2012 11:43 IST

A clean GRH is in the offing, thanks to Madurai Collector

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Collector Anshul Mishra handing over mop sticks to sanitary workers of the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai. Photo: G. Moorthy
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Collector Anshul Mishra handing over mop sticks to sanitary workers of the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai. Photo: G. Moorthy

Automated and semi-automated sanitation gadgets were handed over to the Government Rajaji Hospital authorities on Saturday evening

The way sanitation and cleanliness have so far been maintained in the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai is now all set for a complete makeover.

Thanks to the initiative taken by District Collector Anshul Mishra, the southern district’s premier public health institution got latest equipment to be used for maintaining overall upkeep of the hospital premises and its ever crowded wards.

A set of automated and semi-automated sanitation gadgets were handed over to the GRH authorities on Saturday evening during the Collector’s visit which was aimed at streamlining the system to keep the 2,300-bed hospital clean and tidy always.

Modern mopping units, washing machines with advanced features and huge containers with wheels to collect litter were among those supplied to the hospital.

T.Swaminathan, Medical Superintendent, GRH, has said on Sunday that the keen interest being shown by the Collector to improve hospital’s cleanliness is a positive turn.

“Mr.Mishra went extra mile to procure us the most needed sanitary equipment. He personally made all arrangements to get us the most wanted gadgets,” he said.

Mopping units provided to the GRH are automatic and it will be very easy for sanitary workers to carry out cleaning solutions.

“Certainly, the hospital waste can be removed fast as massive drums with wheels and plastic bags were supplied to us. Sanitary workers would be trained how to handle the equipment,” the Medical Superintendent said.

Hospital authorities said that 50 waste-collecting trolleys, 25 advanced mopping units and three washing machines specially meant for hospital purposes have been provided.

“GRH provided only Rs.3 lakh for this sanitary equipment while the remaining was taken care of by the Collector. Amount was allotted under the ‘Namakku Naame Thittam’ and it is going to be a boon for us,” an official said.

According to authorities, the Nursing Superintendent of the hospital has been asked to take care of deployment of trolleys and other cleaning equipment in various wards.

It was also learnt that the District Collector had asked the hospital administration to appoint 100 multi-purpose workers on temporary basis through outsourcing contract for a period of six months.

“State-level tenders will be called for and the income coming to us from the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Healthcare Scheme can be utilised for further purchases. The final approval has to come from the district administration and the State Government,” a sanitary official said.

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