Warangal: In the wake of a growing criticism about the functioning of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital situated here, District Collector Rahul Bojja has upheld the services being rendered by the hospital.
The Collector has on Sunday visited the MGM Hospital along with the District Health and Medical Officer Dr. P Sambasiva Rao and others. He inspected the Arogyasri ward, children’s ward, and emergency ward as part of his visit.
The official has also conducted a review meeting with the hospital authorities and district health officials regarding the hospital functioning.
Later, speaking to the press persons, he said that despite certain shortfalls the MGM hospital, a referral hospital for four Telangana districts, has been providing excellent medical care to the patients coming from different places.
Rahul Bojja said that the number of patients arriving at the hospital for treatment from other districts has been much higher than the capacity of the hospital, yet the doctors were making efforts in giving quality treatment to them.
There were seven medical ventilators available at the hospital at present and the technicians from Chennai were summoned to carry out repairs of those that got damaged.
Likewise, the MGM has got 12 operation theatres and the same were not sufficient to meet the growing demand in terms of conducting operations on daily basis. “The reports that a child called Manasa (8) died due to lack of ventilator are false,” the Collector asserted.
“The child, who was admitted at the hospital following a snake bite, has died since her medical condition had deteriorated,” the Collector explained. He informed that the appointments of required cardiologists would soon be made.
He directed the MGM superintendent to prepare the estimates towards carrying out repairs at different wards and to improve sanitation and security arrangements at the hospital.
The meeting of MGM Hospital Development Board would be conducted by the end of August month. The hospital superintendent Dr. ANR Lakshmi and others were present.