HYDERABAD: Until a few days ago, if someone died in Post Operative Ward of Osmania general Hospital (OGH), to declare the death, a staffer had to carry ECG Machine all the way from Out-Patient to In-Patient block and carry it back. “The staffer takes one to one and a half hours or more to bring machine to the ward. We used to note down death time and later declare it by checking pulse reading in ECG Machine,” sources in the department said.
However, the situation has changed as ECG Machines, Nebulisers and other equipment were provided to the Post Operative Ward. There are more issues in other sections of OGH which needs to be fixed on immediate basis. Telangana’s Director of Medical Education Dr K Ramesh Reddy said that works have begun to renovate OGH’s Emergency Ward.
“New Glucometers, ECG Machines, BP Apparatus were provided. More ventilators and monitors will be installed in Intensive Care Wards. A report on requirements in various sections of the hospital will be submitted by the superintendent. The process of buying equipment takes around one to one-and-half-months, thus it takes time,” Dr Ramesh Reddy said, adding that more ventilators and monitors would be made available in Intensive Care Wards.
It is learnt that the State’s Health minister C Laxma Reddy gave clear instructions and assured support in refurbishing emergency section of the hospital, including toilets. New security agency to take charge at OGH soon Around a fortnight after the incident of attack on doctors at Osmania General Hospital led to strike by junior doctors, a new security agency will take charge there on Monday or Tuesday. Works are underway to fix security lapses in the hospital. Gates are being fixed at multiple entry and exit points. Only one attendant will be allowed into the wards after 6 pm.
NGO files RTI on OGH security contract system
President of Helping Hand Foundation, Mujtaba Hasan Askari has cast allegations that security guards at OGH demand bribes, has filed an RTI application seeking details on process involved in selecting security agency to guard the hospital, number of security guards employed, wages paid to them.
“In the event if the hospital or government does not take any satisfactory action in the next few weeks, we have no choice but to approach the High Court with a PIL and seek justice,” Mujtaba Hasan said.