November 25, 2020

Nod to more beds at IGIMS

Patna: The body of governors of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) on Friday approved the proposal to make detailed project report (DPR) for 1,200 additional beds while also approving the proposal to issue re-tender for another 500 beds.

At present, the premier hospital has 770 beds while a 100-bed cancer hospital’s foundation stone was recently laid by chief minister Nitish Kumar, IGIMS director N.R. Biswas confirmed.

“The decision to increase beds would benefit patients as right now many patients are being denied treatment due to lack of beds. Also, this would further add to the expansion of treatment, teaching and research facilities,” said BOG member Dr Sunil Kumar Singh.

According to sources, the body of governors of IGIMS also approved the proposal of providing the Seventh Pay Commission’s benefits to the nursing, para-medic and other office staff on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, which would be effective from January 1, 2016. “The board also recommended for providing Seventh Pay Commission benefits to doctors,” said a source.

The body of governors meeting was held under the chairmanship of health minister Mangal Pandey and was also attended by principal secretary, health, Sanjay Kumar, IGIMS director N.R. Biswas and her body of governors members.

IGIMS sources said an array of facilities would be soon available for patients in the coming days, including liver transplant surgery, CT-guided angiography and others. “The liver transplant surgery is one of the much-awaited facilities. The machine purchase related work (related to liver transplant surgery) is supposed to be done by the end of this month. We would be listing patients’ names in the waiting list for the cadaver liver transplant surgery very soon. The hospital has decided to start liver transplant through cadaveric organ donation instead of waiting for some live donors for the liver transplant surgery,” said a source.

The liver transplant surgery would be started on the basis of availability of bodies and the waiting list. The patient whose name would figure first in the waiting list would get the surgery done first, added sources.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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