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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Year on, mother child care centre at GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh yet to see the light of day

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 18

Even after a year, the new state-of-the-art mother and child care centre at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, is yet to see the light of day.

In September last year, the UT Administration had approved the construction of the emergency-cum-trauma centre and the mother and child care centre at the GMCH with an estimated cost of Rs52,77,45,000 and Rs38,06,56,210, respectively.

The Engineering Department, UT, had recently floated tenders for the construction of 200-bedded Emergency and Trauma Block in front of the existing Emergency and the construction was to be completed within 18 months after the allotment of the work.

Sources said the work on the long-pending 348-bedded mother and child care centre could not be started as the GMCH had some objection with the design of the centre.

A senior doctor at the GMCH said the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, GMCH, had made some changes in the design of the centre and the same would be sent to the Administration within a day or two for approval. After getting approval, the Engineering Department would start the process for construction of the centre, he added.

With the construction of the twin projects, the GMCH will get a major boost in healthcare facilities, which will benefits patients from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and other states.

The new emergency-cum-trauma centre will come up in Block A replacing the old emergency, which will have to be demolished. The mother and child care centre will come up in the K block area of the hospital.

from The Tribune

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