State-on-art medical institute ready for Punjab

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Amritsar, Jan 30 (UNI) Medical facilities in the Holy City are expected to get a major flip-in when Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal inaugurates the first phase of the Guru Ram Das Centre for Emergency, Trauma and Multi Specialty Care here tomorrow.

This is the largest ever medical institute to be constructed in the state at a total investment of Rs 140 crore.

Disclosing this today Medical Education and Research Minister said that the institute would put the upgradation and development plan of the local Government Medical College and associated hospitals on fast track.

The proposed super specialty centers to be constructed as a part of this project would be Bebe Nanki Centre for Mother and Child care, Guru Teg Bahadur Block for Imaging and Diagnostic Services with super specialty wards, Swami Vivekananda Drug Dependence Treatment Centre and a state-of-the-art service block to serve all the institutes.

He said that the notable feature of the project would be a all weather bridge that would connect all the Blocks.

The total area of the whole complex when fully built would be 23,850 meter and the proposed projects will have a capacity of 350 beds. However with the commissioning of Guru Ram Das centre the total addition would be 550 beds.

Mr Sud said that to provide moral and religious support to the patients and their attendants, every ward floor would have one prayer room with audio connectivity to relay religious and devotional music.

The centre (block) to be inaugurated tomorrow would have 200 bedded emergency-cum-super specialty seven storied block constructed at the cost of Rs 18 lakh including machinery cost.

The first floor will have facility for emergency, surgery and orthopedic surgery. In addition there are four ultrasound operation theaters with central sterilization system.

The block has also provision for 10 private rooms, medicine critical care, cath lab. Plastic surgery, burns and urology department would be shifted to this block next month.

The project has been conceptualized by Dr J S Bajaj, vice chairman of Punjab Planning Board.

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