Siliguri, Aug.14: The North Bengal Medical College and Hospital will start an integrated system for children which will include the treatment of all ailments under a single facility.
According to NBMCH authorities, the new system will comprise the treatment of children suffering from different ailments related to ear, nose, throat, eye and other diseases in a single facility. Earlier, parents would have to visit different outpatient departments and wait in long queues to get their children treated for ailments.
The new unit would be started under the central government’s Rashtriya Bal Suraksha Yojna scheme and would help treat new-borns and children upto 12 years.
The facility would be under the paediatrics department of the hospital.
“We are starting a new facility under the central government’s Rashtriya Bal Suraksha Yojna. This is basically an integrated facility for treatment of children with different kinds of ailments under a single roof. We have allotted a room near the paediatric department for the new unit,” said Anup Kumar Roy, the NBMCH principal.
“The renovation work is going on and after that we will make it functional. We have received a grant of around Rs 2 lakh for the renovation and will receive a recurring amount for running the facility every year,” he added.
“Children may suffer from all sorts of diseases related to the eye, ear, nose, throat and other types of ailments at the time of birth or in their growing years. For the treatment of these diseases, parents had to take their children to different OPDs where they had to wait in long queues to get their child examined. In the new facility, children will get treatment for all sorts of ailments under a single roof. This will save them time and hassle in getting their children treated,” the principal said.
The new unit will function every Tuesday and Thursday.
“We plan to start it as an outdoor facility in the initial phase and will open it twice a week. Doctors treating all sorts of ailments will be present at this new OPD on Tuesday and Thursday. We have provided a space for the new facility near the paediatric department and doctors of this department will monitor it. The new facility will probably be functional in two-three months,” Roy said.