Rs 10cr facility on MGM radar

State-run MGM Medical College and Hospital has not yet put its house in order but will soon boast a massive Rs 10 crore specialised multi-treatment facility, courtesy Centre and state funds in the ratio of 75:25.

The new facility will come up as a five-storey building complex on MGM's Sakchi premises. It will offer specialised treatment and postgraduate courses in paediatrics, ENT (ear, nose and throat) and liver.

MGM superintendent S.S. Prasad said the site of the building was selected. "The new multi-treatment facility will come up on a 100ft by 90ft plot where the department of forensic science and toxicology existed before it shifted to our Mango campus. The site has been selected by the department of health, medical education and family welfare, Jharkhand," he said.

Prasad added that central funds had already come. The state, which is funding 25 per cent of the project, will send the money within this fiscal, he added.

Principal secretary, department of health, will monitor building construction and installation of medical equipment. On the ground, a special committee will oversee its implementation.

"East Singhbhum district deputy commissioner (Himani Pande) has been made the special committee chairperson. I am also a part of the panel along with the executive engineer of engineering cell, medical education," said Prasad.

A local architect is drawing up the building plan of the proposed multi-treatment facility, which is "almost ready", he added.

"It will be placed before East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Himani Pande for her approval. Then, the process of tender for building construction work will start," Prasad said.

Giving the project's background, Prasad said a central team visited Jharkhand's state-run medical colleges and hospitals two years ago and observed that post-graduation options in MGM were limited to only anatomy, physiology and pharmacology departments.

"In its report to the Centre, the team had suggested that if infrastructure was developed at MGM Medial College and Hospital, the ambit of postgraduate studies could expand. The proposed multi-treatment facility is the outcome of central recommendation. Not only will it help raise the standard of medical education, it will help patients too," he said.

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