BENGALURU: The Isolation Hospital (Epidemic Diseases Hospital) on Old Madras Road has finally received Rs 1 lakh from BMRCL officials as a part of their agreement towards power bill.
This was one of the reasons the hospital cited as to why they could not relocate to a new building.
A portion of the hospital premises was acquired by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited during the construction of the Metro.
An agreement was made between the hospital and BMRCL that the new infrastructure and the power bill would be the latter’s responsibility, but when the time came to pay the power bill, BMRCL backed out.
“I took charge a year ago. I had to make at least 10 efforts, and finally I got the amount. Some infrastructural work is pending in the 90-100-bedded hospital. Soon all the work will be finished and an appointment will be made with the Chief Minister for inauguration,” said Medical Superintendent Dr Ansar Ahmed.
An hospital official said that, the hospital should have been opened as it is the only one that treats special cases which requires quarantine. “At least now it should be not face any administrative lapses. This is because as soon as the rainy season ends, cases of H1N1 may get reported,” he said.
The Isolation Hospital (Epidemic Diseases Hospital) caters to patients who need be kept in isolation.
Severe cases of rabies, tetanus, gastroenteritis and other epidemic diseases are treated here. It is less known that the hospital has dedicated wards to treat patients with tetanus, Chicken Pox, H1N1 and Ebola.