The superintendent and principal of the MGM medical college hospital and medical college were replaced on Monday.
Established in 1961, the MGM medical college hospital is the largest government-run health hub across Kolhan. Presently it is a 610-bed facility. Patients from the twin districts of Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan visit the hospital for treatment.
While the hospital superintendent Dr Sanjay Kumar was replaced by Dr Arun Kumar, the principal of the medical college Dr R.K. Mandhana was replaced by Dr K.N. Singh.
The outgoing superintendent Dr Sanjay Kumar had started in May 2019 and had to cope with the first and second wave of Covid-19 during his 21 months stint.
New superintendent of MGM medical college hospital, Arun Kumar (middle) after taking charge from his predecessor Sanjay Kumar (right) on Monday. Animesh Sengupta
A highly-placed source of the medical college hospital said the number of medical negligence cases had increased considerably during his stint prompting the hospital to find a replacement.
"Though running this medical college hospital with limited resources is a tough job, anyone can see the difference in the overall performance of the hospital soon," said Dr Arun to The Telegraph Online after taking charge as the hospital superintendent.
Dr Arun, working in the ENT department of the hospital, said cleanliness and security of the patients will be his top priority, but at the same time he would try to ensure that no instance of medical negligence may come to his notice.
The new superintendent, when asked, said that the hospital has received adequate funds for the treatment of Covid-19 and informed that he would gear up preparation for combating the third wave of the ongoing pandemic.
Dr K.N. Singh who was earlier posted at the Dhanbad Medical College in Dhanbad took charge as principal of MGM medical college from the outgoing principal R.K. Mandhana on Monday.