1,000-bed emergency hospital at Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences soon, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Lucknow: Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) has proposed a 1,000-bed emergency hospital on the lines of King George’s Medical University (KGMU) Trauma Centre.

The proposal has been sent to chief minister Yogi Adityanath and principal secretary, medical education, Alok Kumar, for approval.

If approved, the hospital will ease the emergency load of KGMU trauma centre as patients coming from trans Gomti area, Barabanki, Ayodhya and Gorakhpur among other places will have one more option.

The announcement was made by institute director Prof Soniya Nityanand during a media interaction on the eve of second foundation day event of the institute.

She said, “We have proposed that a dilapidated old combined hospital building on the campus be demolished and replaced with a 1,000-bed hospital. In the first phase, 500 to 600-bed hospital will be made, while it will be expanded in the second phase to add the remaining beds.”

It will also have 200 high dependency and intensive care beds.

The building will be seven to 10 floors tall and will house units of orthopaedics, neurosurgery, neurology, trauma surgery, general medicine, gastro medicine, cardiology, pulmonary and critical care. Besides, for diagnosis, CT scan, X-ray, ultrasound and pathology facility will be there.

At present, about 56 beds are operating in the emergency ward against over 100 such patients every day. For immediate relief, 20 beds are being added.

“These new beds will be established in the gynecology department that has been shifted to Mother and Child State Referral Hospital at Shaheed Path,” said Prof Nityanand.

Currently, there are about 850 beds in the institute, including 400 in the hospital block, 250 beds in super specialty departments and 200 beds in MCH hospital on Shaheed Path, she said.

Sharing the other developments that the institute made in the last one year, she said that we have got an approval from the central government of Rs 60 crore, out of which we have proposed an indoor sports complex for our students and staff.

“Apart from this, we have got another sanction of Rs 25.2 crore out for an auditorium complex,” said the director.

“National Medical Council (NMC) has granted 66 new post graduate seats while National Board of Examination accredited six new DNB seats. A college of Nursing has been established and the B Sc Nursing course started with 40 seats in January this year,” she said.

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