Saryu Roy asks Health Department to release funds for MGM Hospital

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Jamshedpur : Jamshedpur West MLA and State Food and  Civil Supplies Minister Saryu Roy has written a letter to the state health department for releasing necessary fund for infrastructural development of the MGM Medical College Hospital.

Roy, who recently inspected the medical college hospital has asked the state health department to release Rs 4.02 crores which has been earmarked by the latter to be spent on the medical college and hospital.

The MGM Medical College  had a year ago sent a proposal for setting up two additional doctors’ hostels near Shitla Mandir in Sakchi beside carrying out renovation of the two existing doctors’ hostels.

“After we sent the proposal, the state health department had carried out a survey and estimated Rs 4.02 crores to be spent for the infrastructural facility of the medical college and hospital.  But the fund is yet to be released though six months have lapsed,” said a senior administrative official at the MGM Medical College Hospital. The official, on condition of anonymity said that due to absence of adequate number of hostels, the junior doctors have to stay in rented houses else where in the city.

The minister  confirmed to have  written  to the state health department on Thursday for bringing about the necessary infrastructural facility of the MGM Medical College Hospital.

The minister had assured the doctors that he would take steps that the shortcomings at the hospital are fulfilled. He said that he will come to MGM Hospital one day in a week and take care of improvement initiatives. He also said that MGM Hospital is the only hospital in the country where there is no dresser.

MGM Medical College and Hospital is a government hospital with the facility of 540 beds. Everyday around 1000 patients come here for treatment. It may be mentioned that State Government governed Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital, is an Indian medical school established in 1964. It is situated in the outskirts of Jamshedpur near Dimna. The college’s hospital is located in Sakchi.

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