LAMKA, May 9: Churachandpur District Hospital has been recommended as one of the best district hospitals in the country by a team of doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital who visited the hospital four months ago, Health Minister Phunzathang Tongsing said during his visit at the hospital on Friday afternoon.
He was accompanied by National Rural Health Mission Director Dr O Ibomcha, Manipur Health and Medical Services Director, A Bijoy and other officials.
After inspecting the district hospital, the Health Minister said his visit to the hospital was a part of inspections by the government in different district hospitals of the state and he is satisfied with the conditions of the hospital and appreciated the staff for keeping the hospital neat and clean and managing the hospital properly.
Stating that he witnessed a lot of improvements from his previous visits in the hospital last year and there is nothing much left to be done for the hospital, he said various wards of the hospital will be half-tiled along with the operation theatre and labour room in a short period of time.
Every district hospital is facing the water problem and is not only confined to Churachandpur. The issue of water will be addressed by the department and we will try to provide sufficient water in every hospital, he added.
“The blood banks in the district hospitals remain open 24 hours a day and the banks are maintained by the staffs of the hospital. To short out the power problem, the government has already sanctioned a sum of Rs 1.6 Crore for the dedicated line for the district hospital and after its connection there will be no problem of power supply at the district hospitals”, he promised.
He pointed out that there is a lack of staff nurses and doctors in every hospital in every part of the state. The department will try to send a staff nurse in a short period of time to fill the vacant post of a staff nurse. As for the shortage of doctors, around 183 doctor of the state are presently undergoing their PG courses and after completion of their PG courses, there will be sufficient doctors in every hospital.
Another problem which hospitals face is of toilets and the minister witnessed the shabby conditions of the toilets in the hospital and gave instructions for repairing the toilets.
Talking about the old children ward building, a major repairing of the hospital is needed as it is an old structure and the money required for its repair will be included in the budget session, he said while appealing the public to help the hospital remain need and clean.
The sweeper will not be appointed by the government and concerned department as he worked just for a few minutes in the morning and just vanished from the hospital without doing anything else.The Government is planning to appoint a casual sweeper with the responsibility to appoint him being given to the concerned Superintendents of the various hospitals of the state who will also have the power to dismiss the sweepers if they are not performing their duties, he said.
Informing that a team of doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital sent by the central government to look after the maintenance and structure of Churachanpur District Hospital for the establishment of Trauma centre at the hospital have recommended the district hospital as one of the best district hospital in the country, he said the state government is planning to upgrade the Churachanpur district hospital to a Medical College.
After inspecting the Churachanpur District Hospital, the Minister also inspected the site and land acquired by the health department for the shifting of Primary Health Sub Centre of Pearsonmun in a convenient place for the public nearby the Lamba River, Pearsonmun. The required land for the construction of the PHSC has been donated by the village chief of the Pearsonmun. He also inspected the PHSC, Mata and the compound fencing at New Lamka.