OGH, Petlaburj hospital get hi-tech medical equipment

OGH, Petlaburj hospital get hi-tech medical equipment
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The Petlaburj government maternity hospital and Osmania General Hospital are all set to get advanced medical technology machines on par with the corporate hospitals which would be inaugurated on Friday. 

Hyderabad: The Petlaburj government maternity hospital and Osmania General Hospital are all set to get advanced medical technology machines on par with the corporate hospitals which would be inaugurated on Friday.

State Medical and Health Minister C Laxma Reddy on Thursday said the new facilities have been created to modernise the government hospitals on par with corporate hospitals with modern equipment in a phased manner.

He said about 900 patients visit Petlaburj hospital as out-patients and about 100 take admission as in patients. Besides, it conducts about 400 diagnostic tests and handles about 60 gynaecology and 25 paediatric cases on a daily basis.

“The hospital records 1,000 normal and 500 C-section deliveries per year, registering an average of 50 deliveries a day. But, out of these, about 10 cases come for admission in a critical condition on a daily basis. This is resulting in death of some patients while undergoing treatment at the hospital. It was against this backdrop and to prevent the maternal deaths a new Obstetric Intensive Care Unit (OICU) is being set up at the hospital,” he said.

The Minister said three ventilators had been imported from Switzerland, multichannel monitor, portable x-ray, three mid end anaesthesia workstation operating theatres, were among the 23 ultramodern apparatus of the most advanced operation theatre designed with World Health Organisation (WHO) standards. These medical apparatus will extend the best available medical care for women and children at the hospital, he said.

Similarly, the Osmania General Hospital has been coping with about 200 out patients and 150 in patients on a daily basis. As part of modernisation of the hospital, a modernised digital x-ray room with new digital x-ray unit has been created at the OGH, the Minister said.

The newly installed full-body digital x-ray machine also has file transfer. The new ultrasound room, waiting area, basic amenities and four new pharmacy counters would also commence operations from May 6.

Efforts to create modern facilities in other hospitals, constructing Maternal Intensive Care Units (MICU) in MGM and others would be taken up in a phased manner, he added.

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