A fifty bedded new Emergency-cum-Mother and Child Health Block at the civil hospital,Manimajra was inaugurated by Pawan Kumar Bansal,union railways minister on the World Health Day. With the addition of an A-block,the hospital has been upgraded to a 100-bedded hospital.
With the upgradation,40 beds will be available for mother and child healthcare. The ground floor of the new building will provide 24×7 emergency services and the first and second floor for gynae have ante natal and post natal services,a childrens ward,a gynae operation theatre,a labour room capable of handling three deliveries at a time along with a nursing and phototherapy unit. Round-the-clock services for ECG,Laboratory,Pharmacy and Ambulance services will be available. The construction was undertaken at a cost of Rs 6.87 crore.
Pawan Kumar Bansal,while addressing the gathering,said,Very little has been done towards the development of Manimajra,which has played an important role in the development of Chandigarh. Today,with the inauguration of emergency-cum-MHC,the first step has been taken towards the betterment of Manimajra.
He further said,I have always opposed the idea of Medicity because I believe that hospitals should be constructed at various locations according to the needs and demands of the area.
Dr Arun Bansal,in-charge of the civil hospital,Manimajra said,It will take some time for the block to become fully functional,as procurement of few regular use medical instruments are yet in the process. Procurement of the medical equipments is an ongoing process,but I assure that the A-block will be fully functional very shortly and will cater to the needs of the residents of the Manimajra.
Walkathon held for city
To spread awareness about hypertension on World Health Day,a walkathon followed by a symposium was organised jointly by the Indian Public Health Association,branch PGIMER and the Health and Family Welfare,Punjab on April 7.
Around 150 people participated in the walkathon,which was conducted from Kairon block,PGI to Sukhna Lake at 6.30 am on Sunday. The event was flagged off by Dr Yogesh Chawla,director PGIMER,and by Dr Ashok Nayyar,DHS Punjab and other officials.
There was an interactive session on high blood pressure and a nukkar naatak in Punjabi was staged by Master of Public Health Students of PGI. The walkathon was followed by a screening camp for hypertension,which was held at PGI under the guidance of Dr Sanjay Jain,professor,internal medicine,PGI.
A symposium was organised at Bhargava auditorium,PGI where experts discussed about the epidemiology,prevention and complications of hypertension. It was attended by about 300 participants.
Dr J S Thakur,additional professor,school of public heath,PGI said,The objective of the day is to create awareness,early detection and appropriate management.
Students give out food
Sumit Malhotra: With an aim to provide food to poor and needy children,a group of students from Hostel No 6 of Panjab University distributed rice to people living in jhuggis in Sector 25 of Chandigarh on Sunday to mark World Health Day. The day is celebrated every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948.