Thursday, July 9, 2020

MP concerns for Islanders’ health; requests for many rectifications at GB Pant Hospital



Port Blair, July 08: During the implementation of Lockdown since the ending of March month, as per the MHA guidelines, children below 10 yrs. and senior citizens above 60 yrs. are used to avoid visiting GB Pant Hospital for average illnesses. But, patients who are undergoing dialysis are faced many challenges especially who are coming from far areas, and regular blood checkups are already stopped in GB Pant Hospital. Due to which, many islanders are unable to take proper care of their elderly persons and children at their home and managed anyhow. Consequently, the health department felt some relax in its service and paid less care to its equipments. However, the Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma in the interest of Islanders has gave attention on the GB Pant Hospital and requested for many rectifications.
Establishment of CATH Lab in GB Pant Hospital: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has requested the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands last Friday to consider for early establishment of CATH Lab in GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair for diagnose and treatment of heart patients.
He informed that the people suffering with coronary heart disease is in rise and in the recent past we have across many young people losing their life because of lack of or absence of medical facilities in our hospitals to treat Cardiovascular disease. The patient suffering from heart disease is kept under observation with medication and on becoming stable is referred to the hospitals in mainland for undergoing specialized cardiovascular treatment. The delay in providing cardiac treatment is not only involves risk of life for the patient, but also require incurring of huge expenditure which is beyond the reach of a common Islander. Hence, an urgent need is felt to establish a Cardiac Cath Lab in the G.B Pant Government Hospital, Port Blair so that the process of coronary angiography and angioplasty etc. can be performed here in the Islands giving respite to the Islanders. He further said that the former Lieutenant Governor Mr. Jagdish Mukhi during his visit to the GB Pant Hospital in the month of June 2017 expressed concern on the slow progress in establishing the CATH Lab and he was assured by the authority concerned that the CATH lab at GB Pant hospital will be operationalised with in a month's time. However, more than three years have passed since commitment and Islanders are becoming the victims of the heart disease in absence of the specialized treatment for which CATH lab is necessary. Therefore, the Member of Parliament, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Lt. Governor to expedite the matter for establishment of CATH Lab in the GB Pant hospital, so that the cardiac treatment facility becomes available to the Islanders at the earliest.
Rectification of Air Conditioners in Dialysis Unit: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has informed Director of Health Service, A&N Administration on July 03, 2020, that most of the Air Conditioners installed in Dialysis Unit (Ground floor) of GB Pant Hospital are non functional since last three months and only one unit was functional till 30.06.2020 which is also non functional since then. Due to which the inpatients who undergo dialysis are faces lot of difficulties. Besides this, he also brought to the notice of the Director of Health Service that the waste incinerator installed at GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair for disposal of hazardous medical waste is also non functional. Therefore, he requested the Director of Health Service to get it repairs of Air Conditioners in the Dialysis Unit (Ground floor) and also to make operational of incinerator at the earliest after rectifying the defects.
Installation of rain water harvesting system at GB Pant Hospital: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has requested the Hon'ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands last Friday to issue direction to the concerned department to make arrangement for rain water harvesting system at GB Pant Hospital for collection and storage of rain water which would solve to some extent of water scarcity to the patients and other general public. He further said that in the GB Pant Hospital, there is acute shortage of water for the inpatients, outpatients, attendants, medical staff who are around 2300 persons and requirement of water for GB Pant Hospital is about 2 lakhs liters per day and arrangement of water conservation through rain water harvesting system is felt necessary to avoid water crisis in the hospital, communications from Media Cell, MP Office compiled.

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