Indore: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College administration will start one ward in Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar Hospital on trial basis. The hospital, which was reconstructed five years back, has yet to become operational. College dean Dr Jyoti Bindal took a meeting of officials in MTH Hospital on Wednesday to discuss ways to start the hospital at the earliest and also to find difficulties in starting the hospital.
“We discussed the issue with officials and decided to start one ward of hospital on trial basis so that we can know the problems,” she said. The dean said that she cannot tell the exact time of starting the ward but it will start soon. College administration also discussed about providing facilities like RO water, food for patients. At present, OPD runs in hospital and wards have been shifted to Kalyanmal Nursing Home.
9-years of DPR prepared, five years of construction started
The initial detailed project report for reconstruction of MTH Hospital was prepared in 2010. Its demolition and construction started in 2014. The construction cost of the hospital was Rs 35 crore for 540-bed hospital including 470 beds for pregnant women and 70 beds for infants. Few months ago, National Health Mission sanctioned Rs 6 crore for centralised oxygen line in the hospital.