PUDUCHERRY: Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Education and Research (JIPMER) has enhanced the facilities for patients as well as relatives and also introduced new regulations in the hospital premises.
On an average, over 1,000 attendants accompany patients to the hospital everyday. To provide them with basic facilities, the capacity of both the night shelters have been increased to 650 by opening more rooms.
The non-functional toilets have also been repaired. The supply of food at nominal rates have been made available at both shelters. Besides this, an announcement system will soon come up at the shelters. These facilities have been enhanced with the help of Rotary Club of Pondicherry, Aurocity, said director, JIPMER Dr T S Ravikumar.
JIPMER estate Manager T Velmurugan has worked closely with Pondicherry city shelter managers to provide night shelter to another 250 persons, who sleep on the pavement outside JIPMER entrance.
JIPMER will also open about 50 rooms with canteen facilities at nominal charges near Women and Children Hospital (WCH) for patients and relatives requiring longer stay for specific medical conditions. Specific passes in various colours have also been introduced.
A large number of garbage disposal bins have been provided to ensure that there is no littering.
Free water, battery operated vehicles for ferrying patients as well as relatives from gate to the specialty centres, another 12 new toilets, six each for male and female, will be provided for the public and maintained by the Rotary club with JIPMER providing consumables for cleaning.
JIPMER will not allow littering, open urination, defecation or spitting in campus. If anyone is found doing them, a fine would be imposed, said the director.
The JIPMER administration has also appealed to people against bribes, be it transport, cleaning or showing newborn babies.