New Covid health centre at Patliputra Medical College and Hospital
A 300-bed dedicated Covid health centre was inaugurated on Monday at PG hospital block of Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (presently Shahid Nirmal Mahto Memorial Medical College and Hospital) in Dhanbad.
The facility is equipped with a yoga Centre, library and music room.
Maithon Power Limited HR head Mritunjay Rai, Centre nodal officer Dr DP Bhushan, and Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner Uma Shankar Singh were present, among others.
Speaking at the occasion, Singh said that CEO of Maithon Power Limited, Ramesh Jha, provided financial assistance under the Centre-mandated corporate social responsibility fund (CSR) for development. He also mentioned that additional collector of Dhanbad, Shyam Narayan Ram and head of the department of orthopaedics at PMCH, Dr DP Bhushan played crucial roles in establishing the centre.
He further noted that the district administration is committed to provide all kinds of facilities for better treatment of covid patients, besides other facilities for over 30 lakh residents of the district.
"The common resident need not worry about anything as doctors are also working with utmost dedication to provide best medical care," Singh claimed.
He further informed that the district had just a 100-bed dedicated covid hospital at Jagjivan Nagar two months ago, which has now increased to 1005 beds including 300 at PMCH PG block, 200 at Nirsa Polytechnic;100 each at Sadar Hospital, Zonal Training Institute of Railway in Bhuli, PMCH Cath lab; 50 at Regional Hospital Bhuli; 30 at Tata Central Hospital at Jamadoba and 25 at SSLNT Hospital.
"We are also working to launch the plasma therapy treatment facility in PMCH. Three doctors and GNM, along with lab technicians, have obtained necessary training. All kinds of infrastructure have also been developed in the PMCH blood bank " Singh noted.
“Only the mandatory license for the launch of plasma therapy remains pending. NGO Shubh Sandesh has been roped in by the district administration for encouraging and counselling plasma donors in the district,” he added.
"We are carrying out special Covid testing camps all across the district on a daily basis since September 15 in order to check the spread of infection and identify and isolate patients to provide them with necessary treatment" said Singh.