Nod for procuring Rupees 5.59 crore for medical equipment
King George Hospital Development Society has given its approval for the purchase of necessary medical equipment and furniture, totaling a worth Rs 5.59 crore in the current fiscal, at a meeting held here on Monday under the presidentship of Society Chairman and Collector Pravin Kumar.
Visakhapatnam: King George Hospital Development Society has given its approval for the purchase of necessary medical equipment and furniture, totaling a worth Rs 5.59 crore in the current fiscal, at a meeting held here on Monday under the presidentship of Society Chairman and Collector Pravin Kumar.
Municipal Commissioner M Harinarayanan, KGH Superintendent Dr G Arjuna, Andhra Medical College Principal Dr P V Sudhakar and District Medical and Health Officer Dr N Umasundari and HoDs of various medical departments who participated in the meeting along with the Society members underscored the need to provide better medicare to the poor after developing the hospital in all respects.
Initiating the discussion, hospital Superintendent Dr Arjuna gave a power point presentation presenting details of last year’s income and expenditure besides progress of the developmental works taken up and the proposed development works in the current fiscal.
Society Chairman Pravin Kumar gave approval for purchase of a Laparoscopic Unit with Rs 2.99 crore, stretchers and cots with Rs. 54.49 lakh, surgical disposals with Rs 96 lakh, to set up two lifts and its maintenance for three years with Rs 98 lakh and an intercom phone set up with Rs 12 lakh at the Super Speciality Block in the current fiscal 2017-18.
Along with this, the Chairman also approved to spend Rs 33.90 lakh for civil and electrical works, Rs 64.59 lakh for other equipment and to purchase 300 ceiling fans with Rs 6.36 lakh. Similarly, the Society also approved the expenditure of Rs 7.94 crore incurred on various developmental works last year.
Responding to the appeal made by Dr Arjuna, Society Chairman Pravin Kumar asked the officials to send proposals with estimates immediately to get necessary funds from the government for laying internal roads, LED Street lighting through underground cabling and for other basic needs. Municipal engineering officials were asked to focus on Sewage Treatment Plant as already Under Ground Drainage system came into being.
The KGH authorities were asked to request the HPCL authorities for arranging two dumper bins with its CSR funds and to speed up the construction work of Super Speciality Block. The Chairman said that he would review the work in progress in the first week of June and directed the Civic Chief to pay for the site being used for constructing the reservoir inside the KGH to the Superintendent immediately. Among others, KGH Deputy Superintendent Dr N V Vijay Kumar, Society member K Nagaraju, RMOs Dr Vijaygopal, Dr Bangaraiah and Dr Sastry and HoDs were present.