Shimla: The Dental College and Nursing College at Indira Gandhi Medical College would be shifted to Gharog near Ghanahatti to reduce congestion at the medical college and hospital complex.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, in a high-level meeting, on Saturday said that the shifting of dental college and nursing college was it necessary for providing best possible medical care facilities to patients and their visitors at IGMC.
He said that more than 5,000 patients, attendants and other visitors daily come to IGMC, which was presently over-crowded and thus shifting out some wings was the only available option.
Singh said a dental wing would continue to remain in IGMC to provide emergency care but the main college would be shifted.
He said about Rs 100 crore would be spent on constructing a new 100-bedded hospital and other buildings of both Dental and Nursing colleges at Gharog and additional accommodation like hostels and residential accommodation for medical and paramedical staff would also be constructed there.
Chief Minister said a new multi-storeyed OPD Block with parking facilities for four hundred vehicles, dedicated to IGMC hospital only, would be constructed right from Cart Road to Lakkar Bazar road.
Besides, OPD, Trauma Centre, Causality, minor Operation Theatre and rooms for medical specialists would also be constructed on which about Rs 50 crore would be spent.
The Chief Minister said Kamla Nehru Hospital would be developed as full-fledged mother and child hospital and a new block having capacity of hundred beds along with parking of hundred vehicles would be constructed there.
Singh said Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital would also be developed as city hospital with adequate parking and other facilities.
He directed the PWD and architects to plan accordingly and ensure quality work for all new medical hospitals keeping in view the requirement of future needs.
Singh said a super speciality hospital would be set up in private sector and directed the Deputy Commissioner, Shimla to identify some suitable land for the same so that better health care facilities could be provided to people.
The Chief Minister said adequate Specialists Medical Officers should be deputed in Rampur hospital which was not only catering to the medical needs of Rampur region but also Anni, Nirmand, Karsog, Kinnaur and Spiti areas.
It would help in reducing the influx of patients coming to IGMC Shimla from above areas, he said.
Health Minister Kaul singh Thakur said that efforts were being made to fill vacant posts of specialists, doctors and other paramedical staff so as to provide best medical facilities to the people.