Nagpur: The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is likely to get a complete facelift in the year 2023 with landscaping and beautification, renovation of dilapidated buildings, and construction of new units. The state government has also sanctioned about Rs 600 crore under various heads for the medical college. Government Medical College and Hospital is also celebrating its 75th year of establishment this year.
GMCH Dean Dr. Raj Gajbhiye has also said that Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis has played an important role in getting funds of about Rs 550 crore to the hospital. Along with this, funds have also been earmarked for the renovation of the entire building and campus in the year of the 75th anniversary of the Medical College. And apart from this, about Rs 78 crore has been sanctioned for the proposed government cancer hospital in the TB ward area of about 250 acres of GMCH campus.
“Many of the buildings in Government Medical College and Hospital are also very old and in need of renovation. We are also planning to build a brand new hostel for women doctors. A unique sports complex is also proposed in the college,” Dr. Gajbhiye said.
GMCH already has a swimming pool, tennis court and gymnasium which is very rare for any government medical college in the state. The new proposal includes setting up new tennis and badminton courts, cricket, hockey and football grounds, spectators’ stands, etc.
The robots will be deployed in the surgery department
The cancer hospital project, which was pending since 2012, and was completely shelved by the then MVA government in May 2022, has got a new lease on life. The present government has sanctioned about Rs 78 crore for the cancer hospital. There is also a proposal to construct a three-story building with about 110 beds.
The Robotic Surgery Unit at GMCH, which is another project pending for years, is also scheduled to start in the year 2023. The procurement process for the unit done through Haffkine Bio-Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited has been stuck for a very long time. At present, the government is also considering setting up an independent agency for medical procurement. Dr. Raj Gajbhiye, who is also a surgeon, also said that robotic surgery is going to benefit all departments.
“The robots will be deployed in the surgery department but will be used by all departments. Laparoscopic gynecological surgery, neuro-surgery, ENT and orthopedic surgery, keyhole surgery of intestine, liver, gall bladder, colon etc. are completely possible through robots,” Dr. Raj Gajbhiye said.
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