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Improve basic amenities at CMCH, officials told

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SPOT STUDY: S.K.Thirunavukkarasu (third right), Deputy Director, Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, and R.Geetha (fourth left), Deputy Director of Medical Education, inspecting the cardiology department of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Thursday. — Photo: K.Ananthan.
SPOT STUDY: S.K.Thirunavukkarasu (third right), Deputy Director, Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, and R.Geetha (fourth left), Deputy Director of Medical Education, inspecting the cardiology department of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Thursday. — Photo: K.Ananthan.

The officials at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital here have been instructed to take necessary steps to improve the basic amenities at the hospital.

While inspecting the hospital on Thursday, S.K. Thirunavukkarasu, Deputy Director, Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, and R. Geetha, Deputy Director, Medical Education, enquired patients about the treatment being offered there. They said that funds were not a constraint for improving the healthcare system at the hospital.

At the trauma ward, Mr. Thirunavukkarasu noticed cracks and leaking roofs and asked the officials to set them right. He also asked the officials to change the pipeline, closets and wash basin in the trauma ward and ensure better lighting.

He sought to know from the doctors about the frequent usage of defibrillator for patients.

He directed the officials to immediately clear the saline bottles dumped near the trauma ward and repair the arm drop gate at the entrance.

He questioned the officials about the handwritten boards and names for rooms and said that a well established hospital such as CMCH needed to have flex boards and signboards.

He asked the authorities to remove the newspapers pasted on door glasses at the ECG centre and fix it with white paint.

He asked the electrician to immediately remove the open electrical lines that were hanging from the wall.

Both the deputy directors verified the X-ray registers and instructed the Chief Radiographer to monitor it regularly.

After inspecting the outpatients ward for men, both questioned the lack of basic equipment for doctors including the absence of a knee hammer.

They directed the officials to keep all the medical equipment in working condition.

They said that the officials should send a proposal to the government listing out their requirement to ensure that quality healthcare was provided to the patients.

P. Sivaprakasam, Resident Medical Officer, A. Mathivanan, Superintendent of CMCH, R. Vimala, Dean, Coimbatore Medical College, and other doctors were present.

Later, in the evening, the team held discussions with District Collector M. Karunakaran.

The meeting resolved to expedite the tower block works carried out at a cost of Rs. 50 crore, adequate availability of medicines, attendance of doctors, sanitation and improving basic amenities in the hospital. M. Kamatchi, Expert Advisor, Tamil Nadu Health Systems, also participated.

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