BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday inaugurated Hajee Sir Ismail Sait Gosha Women and Children Hospital in Shivajinagar. The 120-bed hospital has cutting-edge ultrasound scanning equipment, foetal monitoring systems and vacuum suction for delivery. This is the third government hospital dedicated to mothers and children after Vani Vilas Hospital and Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health.
One of the city’s oldest government hospitals, it was handed over to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital last year, and is now an upgraded maternity and paediatric referral hospital. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neonatal Care and the Department of Paediatrics were moved from Bowring Hospital to Gosha in September to make room for new medical college.
The hospital has three teaching OBG units with 15 to 20 doctors in every unit. A 10-bed neonatal ICU has also been added to the hospital. A four-bed ICU is in place for any OBG emergencies. There is also a 10-bedded labour ward, one emergency operation theatre and two regular operation theatres (modular OT).
Medical superintendent Dr M Manjula said, “Previously, the OBG department was part of the general hospital at Bowring, so we could not cater to many patients. But after moving here, we have had 5,000 outpatients as against the 1,000 outpatients per month. We have 800 in-patients as against 150 in-patients per month.”