Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has joined hands with Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) and Command Hospital and the Medical College’s super-specialty doctors to render services to the PCBrun Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cantonment General Hospital from November this year.
“Board officials had earlier approached Armed Forces Medical College and Command Hospital to provide the service at the cantonment hospital. We have sent a proposal to the AFMC in September which they have approved, which was further sanctioned in the general body meeting,” said PN Yadav, chief executive officer of PCB.
Currently the hospital has 100 beds to which 50 more will be appended. Furthermore, a specialized out-patient department (OPD) will be inaugurated before November ends. “The new medicine OPD will be managed by AFMC’s managing director with their post-graduate trainees. We have also made a proposal for an intensive care unit,” Yadav said.
Resident medical officer of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cantonment General Hospital, Dr V D Gaikwad,, informed that the OPD will be open between 8 am and 1 pm where a unit of AFMC doctors, including super-specialty practitioners will contribute. “Super-specialty doctors will have rotational OPD once in a week. These facilities will be upgraded over time,” he said. Gaikwad added that currently, the ration of doctors and patients is less. “These new developments will benefit out patients to a large extent,” he added. – Pune Mirror