Lauding the sincere efforts and performances of the doctors in the Government Medical College and Hospital despite several constraint, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured to bring the GMCH in the list of top level medical institutions in the country.
Mr Fadnavis said his government would support the college with best possible infrastructure to make it the best institution of the country in the next three to five years. Three intensive care units of 30 beds each in medicine, surgery and gynaecology have also been proposed to be set up, he informed.
Dedicating the Trauma Centre to the public at GMCH, Mr Fadnavis promised to raise the standard of the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and bring the best health care facilities to the city.
The TC would cater for entire Central India and not just Vidarbha. It is expected to provide both the medical treatment as well as rehabilitation to the affected patient. To set up the trauma centre, Rs18 crore was provided by the state for its buildings and Rs27 crore by the Centre for equipment.
Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said about 5 lakh accidents take place every year of which 1.68 lakh patients die and 3 lakh patients become disabled.
He suggested every state government to spend at least 10 per cent of its road funds in correcting the ‘accident prone spots’. Mr Fadnavis informed that the Central government is providing 1,000 well equipped ambulances in the country on highways which besides carry four specialist doctors and all life saving equipment will also have a powerful cutter which can cut the vehicles like car, buses truck to pull out accident victims trapped in them.Mr Gadkari suggested the state government to modify its transfer policy so that doctors can stay in their home towns for at least 20 years.