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Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) has initiated a plantation drive to increase the oxygen volume and beautify the campus.

Amar Kant Jha Amar, the PMCH superintendent, said: We have initiated a plantation drive with a motto clean PMCH, green PMCH. Though we started the plantation drive last year, we are planning to continue it more extensively this year. We had planted 36 and 50 saplings on January 26 and August 15, 2013, respectively. This year, we would plant 100 trees on the campus.

The forest department is providing the saplings to the hospital.

The students of the medical college would also be engaged in the drive. Each student would be asked to plant a sapling, he said.

PMCH has also decided to maintain parks and it would turn some fields of the hospital into parks. We have identified places for the purpose. Around four agencies have already showed interest in the renovation work of parks and fields on the campus, Jha said.

PMCH faculty members are apprehensive about the drive. There are many old plants on the campus that are not taken care of. The hospital should first check out the condition of these trees, a senior PMCH teacher said on condition of anonymity.

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