OPDs to be increased in CCM; appointment of doctors soon

Additional Collector inspects CCM College, chairs meeting with management

Bhilai, Sep 13: In view of the increasing number of patients in Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Government Medical College, the number of OPDs will be increased. The recruitment process of vacant specialist doctors in the departments will be completed soon. On Tuesday, Additional Collector Padmini Bhoi inspected the hospital and discussed various issues with the management and chalked out a strategy for speedy progress in updating the hospital. Dean of Medical College Dr Pradeep Kumar Patra, CMHO Dr JP Meshram, Superintendent of the hospital Dr Atul Manohar Rao Deshkar and other officers were present. Officials said that OPD has been functioning for the last three months and patients are getting great relief. Additional Collector said that due to increase in OPD in the hospital and availability of good medical facilities, the number of patients has increased. Accordingly, an increase in the number of OPDs will give more relief to the people. She asked to ensure that the maximum number of patients get quality treatment. She asked them to place demand for all kind of resources needed for improving facilities in the hospital.

It was decided in the meeting that facilities in all departments of the hospital should be as per national standards. For the departments where there is any shortage or there is scope for updating, the Additional Collector instructed the CCM Management to make a proposal so that action can be taken at the earliest. It was also decided to strengthen the facilities like X-ray, CT Scan, etc. It was also decided to restart the blood bank in the hospital so that there is no problem in emergency situations and blood can be arranged for the patients on the spot. The Additional Collector also took information about the registration and treatment of patients in all OPDs so far. She said that as per the intention of the government, the best facility is to be provided to the citizens. The people of the surrounding areas should not face any kind of problem. From the availability of specialist doctors to the testing facility and other facilities, an effective system has to be maintained.

The hospital management informed that free health camps are being organized regularly. A large number of people are taking health benefits in these camps. These camps have proved to be very useful for the diagnosis of diseases at an early stage. Additional Collector said that their frequency should be increased further so that maximum people can get its benefit.

Additional Collector also inquired about the vaccination works being done by the hospital. She said that the CCM management has done a good job in administering the booster dose of Corona and vaccination for immunity against other diseases. Vaccination is a very important task.

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