VISAKHAPATNAM : In an effort to provide better facilities to the patients, a CSR block is being constructed and the construction of new casualty block is almost ready on the premises of King George Hospital (KGH).
While the six-storey CSR block is being constructed near the Principal’s office, the three-storeyed new casualty block is being constructed near the OP department.
The facilities in the CSR block will include Cardiology department and Radio therapy unit in the ground floor, radiology in the first floor and multi-speciality units in the rest of the floors.
The facilities in the new casualty block include one modern blood bank, provision for 24-hour specialist services and two emergency operation units. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) block would have as many as 500 beds and the new casualty block would have 20 beds in the intensive respiratory care unit and 30 beds for emergency purposes like accidents.
Speaking to Express, KGH superintendent G Arjuna said, “The construction of the new casualty block is almost completed and we are waiting for infrastructure and recruitment of manpower.
It is expected to be ready by February. The construction of the CSR block has started and the first floor is completed. It is expected to be ready by the year-end.” “While the expenditure for new casualty block is approximately `4.3 crore, it is `80 crore for the CSR block,” he added.