The new building of Out Patient Department (OPD) block of Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital was inaugurated by the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday. Speaking to the media persons shortly after inaugurating the new OPD building which will help in removing pressure on the old campus of the biggest government hospital of the state, CM said that the patients would get more facilities in the new building. He said that the state government is committed to providing the best possible health care facilities to the people of the state.
Rawat said that the state government has provided free medical care facilities to all 23 lakh families of the state under Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana. Under the scheme, all the families of the state are eligible for health cover worth Rs 5 lakh in a year. Rawat said that 83 new faculty members have been recruited for the government medical colleges of the state. The CM also released a newsletter, ‘ GDMC Times’ of the medical college on the occasion. Conceptualised by the principal and MS of the GDMC, the newsletter would feature the activities of the college and information about the treatment and other facilities of the GDMC hospital.
The director, medical health services and mission director National Health Mission ( NHM) Yugal Kishore Pant said that OPDs of ophthalmology, psychiatry, ENT, Skin and Venereal Diseases would start functioning in the new building in next ten days.
The mayor of Municipal Corporation of Dehradun ( MCD) Sunil Uniyal Gama, Rajpur road MLA Khajan Das, Khanpur MLA Pranav Singh Champion, Secretary medical health and family welfare, Nitesh Jha, Principal of GDMC Dr Ashutosh Sayana, Director General ( DG) state health services, Dr Ravindra Thapliyal, Medical Superintendent ( MS) of GDMC hospital Dr K K Tamta, CMS of female wing of hospital Dr Meenakshi Joshi and General Manager of Uttar Pradesh Rajykeeye Nirman Nigam Limited ( UPRNL) S K Tiwari were present on the occasion.
‘GDMC’s OPD building work undertaken on war footing’
The work on the new OPD building of the GDMC hospital near Tehsil Chowk started in 2015.
However, delay in budget and subsequent issues with the work executing agency UPRNL resulted in long delay in completion of the work. The project manager UPRNL, D S Rana said that the work was undertaken on a war footing over the last two months.
He said that the OPD building would have two wings out of which work on the first wing is completed while work in other one would also be completed soon. In the first phase, the hospital plans to shift registration counter, administration office and some OPDs in the new building. In the second phase, blood bank, remaining OPDs and central lab would be shifted.
The new building is very spacious with rooms for doctors, huge waiting rooms, lecture theatre. The whole building would have central cooling and heating mechanism.
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun