Over 200 patients have visited the facility in two days, most of them by referral

Since its inauguration on Friday, the Government Multi Super-Specialty Hospital on Omandurar government estate has received 213 outpatients for super-specialty OP consultation and two in-patients in the medical oncology unit.

There were 63 outpatients on Friday and 150 on Saturday. For better maintenance, the public has been asked not to bring plastic carry bags inside the hospital, M. Ramesh, nodal officer of the hospital said.

As of now, the six-storey hospital has four medical departments – cardiology, neurology, medical oncology and nephrology and five surgical departments – cardiothoracic, neuro, hand and reconstructive micro surgery, vascular and surgical oncology. A lifestyle clinic for yoga and naturopathy has been established.

“Being a referral hospital, it will take in-patients requiring major surgeries and high-end procedures, especially interventional procedures. Arrangements are in place to handle emergency cases,” he said.

An exclusive unit has laid out seven types of diets for patients such as high protein diet and a diet for renal patients. It will have milk, fruits, chapathi/bread/pongal and vegetables.

The food, the preparation of which has been outsourced to a private agency, is hygienically packed in disposable plates.

From the present 400 beds, the strength will be increased up to 500 beds. Waiting chairs have been put up on every floor, while LED sign boards will be installed soon.

Seventy imported beds, which are operated electro-hydraulically and have digital touch screens, are in place at the intensive care units.

The positioning of the patients – especially of those who are critically ill — can be electronically adjusted. At the operation theatres, the imported LED lights and pendants contain cameras and data connection for live demonstration of surgeries, he said. The reverse osmosis plant installed here can provide 6,000 litres of water per hour and has remote monitoring software.

Each floor has 10 water dispensers. The erstwhile Assembly hall will now host international medical conferences.

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