Efforts being made to make Rajasthan a Medical Hub

Jaipur, November 15.Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma laid foundation stones and inaugurated NICU, PICU, ICU, Oxygen Generation Plants and Labs at Ajmer, Udaipur and Bikaner Government Medical Colleges and hospitals attached to them on Sunday. The Health Minister said that with these works costing around Rs 44 crore will further strengthen the health infrastructure of hospitals and will help in reducing the threat posed to children in the anticipated third wave of corona.

Foundation stone of 140-bedded NICU and 300-bedded PICU costing around Rs 16.72 crore were laid at JLN Medical College in Ajmer, RNT Medical College in Udaipur and SP Medical College in Bikaner. At these medical colleges, 8 oxygen generation plants with a capacity of 1130 cylinders costing approximately Rs 9 crore and two liquid medical oxygen plants with a capacity of 4400 cylinders per day were dedicated to the public. Besides this, 100 ICU beds, 20 NICU beds and a BSL-2 Lab costing around Rs 17.30 crore were also dedicated to the public.

In this programme organised virtually from Swasthya Bhawan in Jaipur, Dr Sharma said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot, the State in its health structure has made remarkable progress even in the adverse circumstances of covid period. He said that currently the capacity of conducting around 1.45 lakh RTPCR tests per day has been developed. He expressed confidence in achieving the capacity of 1000 metric tonne oxygen soon.

The Health Minister praising Health Secretary Shri Vaibhav Galriya said that the successful strategy of the State Government and Health Department has prevented the corona from getting uncontrolled. Along with this, he hoped that the State would become a new Medical Hub with the construction of a special operation theatre for organ transplant, IPD Tower, New Cardio Wing etc.