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Fresh coat of painting for GRH

Shastry V.Mallady
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: The ambience of the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here is all set to change in two or three months. A fresh coat of painting is being done now for hospital buildings to give a refreshing look to the southern district’s premier healthcare institution.

Interiors and exteriors of the buildings are being refurbished with a splash of bright colours to give a ‘corporate look.’

Anshul Mishra, Collector, told The Hindu on Thursday that around Rs.3 crore will be spent on painting, civil works and improving the patient amenities.

“The money, which is reimbursed to the GRH under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, will be used to give a thorough facelift to the hospital. Flooring and repair works are also being done in wards,” he said.

N. Mohan, Dean, said that the State Government had permitted to use part of the income earned through CM’s insurance scheme for hospital maintenance. “Right now, the outer side of the main block is being spruced up with blue coating and painting work is under way inside the hospital too.”

Following the Collector’s instructions, the hospital authorities are also now buying only those cleaning materials that are used by private hospitals. Bleaching powder and low quality phenyl are no longer bought.

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