Team reviews infra in 3 IGH departments
By Express News Service | Published: 13th August 2017 02:49 AM |
ROURKELA: Spadework for introducing super speciality treatment in some departments of RSP-run Ispat General Hopsital (IGH) of SAIL has started with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) regularly monitoring upgradation of the hospital into a super speciality hospital and medical college.Sources said a team of consultant firm HITES (HLL Infra Tech Services Ltd) on Thursday inspected existing infrastructure of few departments of IGH. The team examined possibility of introducing super special treatment facilities along with post-graduate learning at departments of neurology, pulmonary medicines and burn care. The visit of HITES team came in the backdrop of the visit of a team of senior medical experts of the Union Government in June following direction of the PMO.
Earlier in March 2016, SAIL had announced to complete the IGH upgradation project with private participation. It had sought a detailed project report (DPR) by May 15 from HITES and open tender award work order by December 12, 2016. The SAIL had also committed to take up all mandatory approvals and clearances by March 2018 to facilitate admission in medical college from April to July next year. This, however, looks unlikely due to delay on various fronts. Union Tribal Affairs Jual Oram attributed the delay to technical issues. He said the Principal Secretary to the PM is monitoring the IGH project and sincere efforts are underway to complete the work at the earliest.
Rourkela BJP legislator Dilip Ray in a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had written that the 700-bed IGH has now been reduced to a referral point. He said with retirement of eight senior doctors over two years, the IGH was left with 99 doctors.