GB Pant hospital to get air conditioned OPD service soon
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Okhla Times News Service/New Delhi
MAY 14, 2011: Delhi Health Minister Dr. A.K. Walia on May 14 stated that the new OPD in GB Pant Hospital will become the first-ever air-conditioned OPD service in Government Hospitals in the Capital city. Dr. Walia stated that new OPD in the new building will be commissioned next month along with other floors with wards for indoor patients. Every floor will have a minor OT. It may be recalled that OPD services are presently being provided either in porta cabins or barracks. Dr. Walia along with Health Secretary Shri Anshu Prakash today took round of the new building in GB Pant Hospital.
Dr. Walia exhorted the PWD to give finishing touches on war-footing to enable the city government to commission the new building with OPD Services, Emergency Services, Wards, Labs and Nursing Rooms. The building has been constructed with Rs.67 crore.
The Minister instructed the PWD to make available a generator to enable the Health Department to commission emergency services which are going to be of world standard with ultra modern equipments. With commissioning of entire building patients with problems of cardiac and Neuro surgery will be admitted without being referred by any other hospital. “Earlier only referred cases were being accepted for treatment and surgery,” he claimed.
The building will have safe drinking water facility as a common RO has been installed on the rooftop. Entire building will be hi-tech as all services will be computerized with LAN which is being finalized. The building will also have solar heating equipments. Dr. Walia expressed confidence that with commissioning of the entire building the GB Pant Super-specialty Hospital will become a comprehensive centre of excellent healthcare. The seven-storeyed building will have covered an area of 21,000 sq.meter, including 1600 sq. meter in basement.
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