Rishikesh: For better treatment of patients suffering from serious diseases, the process of construction of 150 bed capacity Critical Care Hospital building has been started in Rishikesh. The construction work of this Mini Critical Care Hospital building, which is going to be built in 18 thousand square meter plinth area, will be done by the Central Public Works Department. An MoU was signed by the officers of AIIMS and Central Public Works Department regarding this scheme.
It may be noted that at present a 960-bed hospital is being operated in AIIMS Rishikesh and daily 2500 to 3000 patients visit the OPD for medical consultation from doctors of various departments. Being the largest health institute in the state, the number of patients admitted here for treatment is also increasing day by day. Especially in view of the increasing number of serious patients, a mini critical care hospital building is going to be constructed near the trauma building of AIIMS. 150 beds will be set up in this mini hospital building. In this matter, an MoU was formed between AIIMS Rishikesh and the Central Public Works Department and the agreement was signed on behalf of both the parties. This scheme of hospital construction, which is going to prove to be especially beneficial for the treatment of poor people, has been approved under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission’. The hospital building to be constructed under the scheme will have 7 floors including the ground floor. Regarding this scheme, Professor (Dr.) Meenu Singh, Executive Director of AIIMS Rishikesh told that this mini hospital will be fully centralized AC facility. Day care beds, dialysis, isolation rooms, HDU, ICU, NICU, PICU and operation theaters will also be available in this ICU hospital. Professor (Dr.) Meenu Singh said that under the scheme all the work of civil construction has been entrusted to the Central Public Works Department.
Significantly, at present the total number of beds in AIIMS Hospital is 960, out of which 200 are ICU beds. AIIMS Executive Director Professor (Dr.) Meenu Singh also told that soon another 42-bed ICU will be ready for the treatment of small children suffering from the disease. On this occasion, Dean Academic Prof. Jaya Chaturvedi, Deputy Director (Administration) of the Institute, Lt. Colonel A.R. Mukherjee, Law Officer Pradeep Chandra Pandey, Superintending Engineer of Rishikesh Division of CPWD Chandrapal, Superintendent Engineer in-charge of AIIMS Vipul Kumar Mishra etc. were present.