Tenders will be invited to outsource required manpower for housekeeping, says Collector

The first operation theatre at the trauma care centre of the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here was declared open by Collector Anshul Mishra on Thursday. Seven surgeries, including a total hip replacement surgery, were lined up on the first day. With this, the GRH has almost completed its plan of shifting the orthopaedics department to the annexe building which is exclusively for emergency, trauma, casualty and orthopaedic cases.

“I have inaugurated the operation theatre on a happy note because it gradually reduces the patient load in the GRH main building. Very soon, all emergency cases will be handled here directly and all requirements of the trauma care wing would be met,” he said while speaking to The Hindu after visiting the operation theatre and other wards.

He enquired from GRH Dean N. Mohan and other senior hospital officials/ orthopaedic surgeons about the immediate needs of the centre .“There are manpower requirements for housekeeping and paramedical works. I told the Dean to invite tenders for outsourcing and engage workers required for the centre. For uninterrupted power supply too, we are in touch with Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation and it will be sorted out,” he assured.

Earlier, Dr. Mohan said that the trauma care wing was being equipped on a par with private/ corporate hospitals and the first major step of opening the operation theatre was done successfully.

“In the coming days, we will also have a CT scan and x-ray facilities. The manpower requirements for security, sanitation, housekeeping, data entry and hospital maintenance have been taken to the attention of Health Secretary. There are two generators for power backup,” he said.

Dr. Mohan informed that two more operation theatres would come up soon and with that the entire orthopaedics department would get shifted to the new building. He sought the support of TANGEDCO and Public Works Department to provide more facilities to patients. Also, steps will be taken to construct a spacious waiting shed for patients’ attendants and relatives.

As of now, the trauma care centre is ready with one operation theatre and a 76-bed ward for pre and post- operative cases. All complicated surgeries, emergency ortho cases, joint replacement and orthopaedic specialities will be performed.

A. Rajamani, Deputy Superintendent, Trauma Care Centre, A. Pragadeswaran, Resident Medical Officer, GRH, senior orthopaedic surgeons and specialists besides postgraduate students of the Madurai Medical College were present. On the first day, ortho surgeries for seven patients from 14 years to 64 years of age have been performed.

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