Mother and Child Care Hub to come up at Calcutta National Medical College

The State Government has sanctioned around Rs 75 crore for infrastructure development and for setting up a 300-bed mother and child hub at the state-run Calcutta National Medical College Hospital (CNMCH), the teaching hospital in Park Circus area.

Recently the intensive care unit (ICU) and high density unit (HDU) unit at the hospital, were inaugurated and a 300-bed mother and child hub (MCH) would come up at the institute. The State Government has already sanctioned Rs 20 crore for the project.

The State Government is setting up such MCH in 31 state- run hospitals where yearly 10,000 delivery cases are reported each for treatment of mother and child. The health department has also decided to increase an additional 50 medical seats for MBBS course at the hospital by the academic session in 2016-2017

A proposal has already been sent to the Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking its permission. It will cost around Rs 56 crore for installation of infrastructure facilities required for the additional 50 seats. The hospital has 150 seats for the undergraduate medical course.

Apart from the infrastructure development for additional 50 MBBS seats and setting up of MCH, the health department has also set up an ICU and HDU respectively at CNMCH. The six-bed ICU will provide critical care treatment to mothers after deliveries. CNMCH is the first government hospital in the state where such ICU came up.