Source: The Hindu
The government will allow the district hospital to appointment some temporary staff to strengthen its obstetrics and gynaecology wing, said Eshwar Khandre, district in-charge Minister, in Bidar on Saturday.
Over a hundred women are admitted to the wing everyday, but the facilities are just adequate to help around 60 women deliver. We need to strengthen the department by deploying additional staff, he said.
At a meeting with senior officials, the minister also allowed the district surgeon to employ additional security guards. The government has released Rs. 80 lakh for providing facilities and equipments like bio-metric attendance recorders, the minister said.
The number of dialysis machines will be increased.
He asked the doctors not to go on leave and not to leave the head quarters till the spread of gastroenteritis and cholera was under control. He asked officials not to refer patients to hospitals in Hyderabad unless it was absolutely necessary.
Mr. Khandre asked Assistant Commissioner Venkat Raja to submit a detailed report on the needs of the hospital after a thorough inspection. Anurag Tewari, Deputy Commissioner, C. Channanna, director, Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, M.A. Jabbar, District Health and Family Welfare officer and others were present.
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