July 31, 2019
Super-specialty blocks in Bengal Govt. hospitals
To enable improved access to super-specialty services at government hospitals, the State Government is bringing all such services in a hospital under one roof.
The first such combined service centre is being set up at the Medical College Hospital in Kolkata. Work on the fully air-conditioned block is almost complete.
There will be nine super-specialty services in the block – nephrology, urology, neuromedicine, neurosurgery, gastro-surgery, gastro-medicine, diabetics, endocrinology and geriatric medicine. Besides these, there will a 40-bed critical care unit (CCU).
There will also be 24 superior cabins spread across two floors, with 12 on each. They have been named Charaka Ward and Susruta Ward, after the two famous surgeons of ancient India. Nine operation theatres and all manners of hi-tech diagnostic services will also be located in the block.
It may be mentioned that such superior quality cabins had been set up earlier at the Woodburn Ward in SSKM Hospital. Being situated at government hospitals, the services cost much less than in private hospitals and yet are of the same high quality.