The Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here is all set to become ultra modern with the top-class medical equipment purchased recently at a total cost of Rs.4.3 crore to provide quality healthcare to the large number of patients from southern districts visiting it every day.

A wide range of equipment were purchased from the revenue generated under the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme and the special fund allotted under the Self-Sufficiency Scheme of the District Collector.

Senior doctors and staff of the hospital were jubilant on Saturday as the healthcare infrastructure using the latest technology was put in place in various departments in the presence of Collector Anshul Mishra, who said quality healthcare for the poor was the priority for the district administration.

Advanced CT scan machine, computerised radiography equipment, semi-auto analyser, coagulometer, electrolyte analyser, multi-channel ECG parameter, horizontal bio-polar diathermy and colour Doppler unit were among the purchased items.

“Within one week, all the machines would be put to use. Equipment that developed problems will be attended to immediately and our objective is complete modernisation of the GRH,” Mr.Anshul Mishra told reporters after visiting various wards in the main building and in the Trauma Care Unit.

N.Mohan, Dean, GRH, and A.Pragadeeswaran, Resident Medical Officer, briefed the Collector about the machines and equipment purchased, and those planned.

To get accurate test results, the hospital has procured a blood gas analyser to be installed in the intensive respiratory care unit for cardiac patients.

Twelve ventilators, an intra-aortic balloon pump and six defibrillator units for cardiac and neurosurgery departments have also been purchased.

The other items in the recent purchase list included recovery beds, gynaecological laparoscope, automatic cell count machine, ultra-sound scan machines, high-definition monitoring system, pulse oximeter, advanced hydraulic operation theatre table, vascular surgery equipment and automatic infusion pump.

The hospital administration has also planned to buy cots, beds, bedspreads, saline stands and stretchers at a cost of Rs.60 lakh.

“We have prioritised the requirements, and the infrastructure is being upgraded in that order. Complaints will not be there in the coming days,” the Collector said.

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