In Super Specialty Hospital Nagpur, Mini ICUs are being created.

In Super Specialty Hospital Mini ICUs are being created.

NAGPUR: For the first time in the history of government hospitals of the region, Mini Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are being created at Super Specialty Hospital (SSH) of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). State government has approved Rs10 crore to set up six mini ICUs in all departments of SSH, informed a senior official.

Apart from that, Super Specialty Hospital is getting an MRI machine worth Rs12 crore from the Chief Minister’s (CM) special funds. With all the developments, SSH is in the process of becoming a self-sufficient government hospital, without any dependence upon GMCH.

Currently, Super Specialty Hospital has a 10-bedded ICU. The mini ICU is going to be a new concept for a government hospital.  The ICUs are being developed in departments like nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, cardiology and, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery (CVTS).

An Super Specialty Hospital official said, “For a hospital reeling under shortage of beds and staffers, the concept is going to act like a boon. All the department heads have been informed to identify space in their departments and begin preparations.”

Provision of MRI at SSH is going to serve a lot of purpose. Until now, GMCH catered to the MRI patient load of the entire city. Patients from not just SSH, but from all government hospitals (including IGMCH), were referred to GMCH for MRI.

In a GR dated November 2, grant of Rs12 crore has been sanctioned for MRI machine at SSH. As per the GR, SSH will be getting a ‘3-Tesla MRI machine with standard accessories and turnkey’, a high-end version of the imaging machine

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SSH never had an MRI machine. Over 15 patients each day from SSH were being referred to GMCH to get the scans done. Now, with the plan to set up ICUs, MRI was going to become a necessity, said officials.