January 7, 2019
CMCH gets state-of-the-art labour room
One of Bangla’s best government hospitals, Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) got even better with the addition of a renovated facility – a state-of-the-art labour room. It was inaugurated towards the end of December.
The labour room, located in the Eden Building, has been given a new shape along the lines of what is found in the best hospitals in the country. On an average, 14,000 babies every year are born here.
As many as 14 tables have been put inside the labour room and a 12-bed observation ward has also been thrown open. Three latest stepdown beds have been put in place.
A seven-bed High-Dependency Unit (HDU) has also been installed, which will be extremely handy for the gynaecology department. Many new machines have been installed at the department too.
Of the 12 beds in the observation ward, two are fully remote-controlled. These ‘robot beds’, as they are called, would make the work of doctors and nurses easier as they would be able to control the movements of the beds from a distance; the patient would be able to use the remote too.
According to the medical superintendent of CMCH, for now, these two beds would be used for the purpose of normal delivery. But if needed, they can be used to transfer newborns to the ward or the HDU.
With the overhauling of the entire infrastructure at the labour room, the hospital will now be able to ensure best-in-class treatment for people from across Bangla.
Source: Millennium Post, Sangbad Pratidin