Who’s delaying super specialty hospital?

BANGALORE: Despite the Centre releasing funds on time for the construction of building and purchase of equipment, the much-awaited super specialty hospital on Victoria Hospital premises is sti

Published: 27th March 2012 05:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:46 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Despite the Centre releasing funds on time for the construction of building and purchase of equipment, the much-awaited super specialty hospital on Victoria Hospital premises is still not functional.

The project, taken up under Prime Minister Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), is allegedly being delayed by the State government, as the Department of Medical Education has still not appointed technicians and anaesthetists for the hospital.

Sources said though the shortlisted candidates’ list has been sent to the department for approval, there is no response.

“Though the Central Government’s funds were released on time, due to the absence of technicians and anaesthetist, the hospital is not functional.

It was supposed to be inaugurated in January but is still being delayed,” added the sources.

The new five-storey building with 200 beds comprises specialties including urology, neurosurgery, plastic, paediatric surgery, cardiology and surgical gastroenterology.

Also, a state-of-the-art diagnostic laboratory is being set up under the same roof so that patients can get test reports in a day.

Under the Prime Minister Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), 13 institutions from across the country were shortlisted for the upgradation on the lines of AIIMS .

Under the phase 1, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) was among the selected institutions.

However, promising the immediate appointment of anaesthetists, technicians and nurses for the super speciality hospital, Medical Education Secretary Gopalkrishna Gowda said that the department will ensure that the building starts functioning by next month.

“We have received the shortlisted candidates’ list and the department will soon make necessary appointments,” he said

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp