A host of clinical facilities, including a maternal ICU, special newborn care unit (SNCU) and a high dependency unit (HDU) for mothers, are set to be introduced at Ranchi's sadar hospital in a few months to ultimately reduce dependency on RIMS where patients are routinely referred to.

Civil surgeon Shiv Shankar Harijan said that on the instructions of the health department, they had sent a requisition for a 10-bed SNCU a week ago. In the next couple of days, he said, they would be sending proposals for an HDU, a maternal ICU and digital x-ray facilities.

"At the moment we are drafting plans for an HDU, maternal ICU and digital x-ray that will be sent to the health department. A plan for setting up of SNCU was sent a few days back," he said about the additions that would be funded by National Health Mission.

Asked about the estimated cost of the new facilities, he said exact estimates would be known once a detailed project report and other feasibility indexes were finalized.

"Our job is to send requisitions from our end, which we did after being asked by the state government. The government has already approved all these facilities and we have begun preparing for implementation," he said. – Telegraph India 


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