Govt seeks early operationalization of Pediatric hospital at Bemina

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday reviewed the pace and progress of the work of 500- bedded pediatric Hospital which will come at the cost of Rs 114.81 crores at Bemina, Srinagar.

The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Aijaz Asad chaired a meeting in this regard here.

The meeting was also attended by the Chief Planning Officer, Srinagar, Yasin Lone, Medical Superintendent G B Panth Hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary, Superintendent, Head of Pediatrics, G B Panth, Engineers of R&B, PDD, PHE and MED, besides other officers concerned.

During the meeting, the officers apprised the Deputy Commissioner about the component wise status of works in the Hospital.

The Deputy Commissioner was informed that most of the civil, electric and mechanical works have been completed and the project is in the final and finishing phase.

With regard to the civil works, the Superintendent Engineer Roads and Buildings (R&B) informed that 90 percent works have been completed and remaining civil works will be completed by the end of this month.

The Superintendent Engineer Mechanical Engineering Department apprised the chair that all mechanical components including 3 Medical Oxygen plants of 1000 pm capacity each, Lifts, Central Heating System, Fire Fighting equipment and Laundry unit are already in place and tested successfully, while work on STP is being carried out which shall be completed within next two months.

The DC directed the Mechanical Engineering Department to speed up the pace of work to ensure Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP) in the hospital is completed within the set deadline. He also directed them to make some immediate interim arrangements for STP till the main work on STP is completed.

While taking stock of electric supply to the hospital, the DC was informed that a 1.6 MVA transformer is being installed in the hospital premises and shall be made operational by February 15, 2022 to ensure uninterrupted reliable power supply.

On the occasion, the Medical Superintendent, G B Panth Hospital requisitioned for additional 40 kanals of land for housing residential quarters of Doctors and other paramedical staff of the Hospital, besides for parking facility.

He also demanded that an overhead footbridge be constructed near the hospital site to ensure safety of the visiting patients and attendants while crossing the bypass road.

The Deputy Commissioner stressed all the concerned to work in proper coordination to ensure vital pediatric facilities on modern lines are made available in the District which will be equipped with all modern equipment for managing the high risk pediatric cases.

He said once the Hospital is made operational it will strengthen the pediatric care facilities in Kashmir division, ease the burden of patient load on the existing tertiary level hospital, and ensure quality maternity, neonatal and pediatric care to the patients.

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