Modern health facilities will be available in all the children’s hospitals of the State: Health Minister

Jaipur, June 21.Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma said that special attention is being paid on strengthening medical facilities in all the children’s hospitals of the State as children will be the most affected during the possibility third wave of corona.

 He said that Sir Padampat Mother and Child Care Institute (JK Lone) along with other hospitals in Jaipur are mobiising all the necessary resources for the treatment of children.

Dr Sharma was addressing a review meeting organized at the Superintendent’s office of JK Lone in Jaipur on Monday. He said that soon around 200 ICU beds would be available at this leading 800-bedded JK Lone hospital in Jaipur. 

It is expected that a large number of children will be affected in the possible third wave of corona, so keeping in view, 600 beds in JK Lone hospital will be kept reserved for corona patients. All these 600 beds can be converted into ICU beds at the time of need. All beds in the hospital are connected to the centralized oxygen system. He said that an oxygen plant is being set up in the hospital and soon the JK Lone hospital will have around 1500 litre oxygen capacity.

The Health Minister said that the preparations for corona treatment will not affect the 200 bedded NICU unit and the treatment of children will continue at the NICU unit as usual. Apart from this, if there is shortage of beds for treatment of other children, then arrangements can be made for their treatment in Sethi Colony and Gangaur Hospital.

Dr Sharma did intensive inspection of the hospital premises and saw the construction and development works including the place where CT scan unit has to be set up. He directed to pay special attention to complete all the works within the prescribed time limit while maintaining the quality. He expressed satisfaction over the cleanliness of the hospital and emphasized on the need to maintain the cleanliness system.

SMS Medical College principal Dr Sudhir Bhandari, JK Lone Hospital superintendent Dr Arvind Shukla, Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Narottam Sharma and other senior doctors were present during the inspection of the hospital.