Bhilai, Jun 11: Acting on Chief Minister’s instructions, District Collector Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure chaired a meeting with the top brass of BSP’s Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital & Research Centre (JLNH&RC) on Thursday. The meeting tried to explore ways for upgrading and expanding medical services and facilities at this prestigious hospital. It needs to be mentioned here that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had chaired a Collectors’ Conference on Wednesday during which he had instructed Durg Collector to take initiatives for reviving the lost glory of JLNH&RC.
On Friday, District Collector explored the ways to work in collaboration with the JLNH and create a mechanism to provide excellent health facilities to the citizens of the district. Stretched discussions were held in this regard. JLNH officials assured to chalk out a plan in this regard. Collector stated that the infrastructure in Sector 9 Hospital is sufficient that it can be updated. Taking advantage of several schemes of the state government, better health facilities can be ensured for the citizens of the district.
JLNH officials shared information about the current situation, human resources and basic facilities available in the hospital. They further detailed about trained staff and infrastructure in comparison to metropolitan hospitals. Collector said that the Sector 9 Hospital is a prestigious institution of the country. It should continuously improve its position and should be one of the top medical institutes of the country. “We all have to work together in this direction to improve the condition of health services in Durg district. In this direction, all possible cooperation will be extended by the district administration”, Dr Bhure said. He asked the hospital management to prepare a proposal in this regard and inform about the requirements which may include manpower, specialist doctors, etc. He assured that District Administration would consider the proposal and implement the plan with guidance of state government.
Dr Sanjeev Kumar Issar (Director, M&HS) spoke in detail about the available infrastructure. SK Dubey (ED, BSP) and CMHO Dr Gambhir Singh Thakur were also present in this meeting. Collector stated that after finalizing the proposal, MoU can be signed for proper implementation of the project. It will be a very beneficial step for the citizens as they will no longer remain dependent on hospitals of other cities. He said that JLNH has sufficient infrastructure and by taking some additional steps here, excellent health care infrastructure can be developed. This will not only benefit the SAIL employees but the local citizens too. It is noteworthy that Sector 9 Hospital has a capacity of 800 beds.
MLA Devendra Yadav thanks Chief Minister
Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and Research Centre, Sector 9 will soon revive its lost glory and once again achieve the status of being the best hospital in the region. Bhilai MLA and Mayor Devendra Yadav has expressed gratitude towards Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for taking interest in this direction and instructing the district administration to initiate steps for improving the health care facilities. Bhupesh Baghel Government desires to once again establish Sector-9 Hospital as a reputed hospital.
It needs to be mentioned here that Bhilai Nagar MLA Devendra Yadav had recently raised the demand of opening a medical college at Sector-9 Hospital. On June 02, Devendra had discussed this issue with the Chief Minister and had stated that Sector-9 Hospital is very famous in Chhattisgarh and is the largest hospital in Bhilai. Hence, it should be developed as Medical College. Being run by BSP since 1955, it is providing health services to not only the personnel of Bhilai Steel Plant but the people of entire state. On opening medical college, several facilities will increase in this hospital. On request of Devendra Yadav, CM Bhupesh Baghel directed the District Collector to create a roadmap in this direction.