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Despite completion of building, trauma centre in limbo at GBP hospital
Despite completion of building, trauma centre in limbo at GBP hospital
PHOTO : GBP Hospital at Agartala. TIWN File Photo

AGARTALA, July 30 ( TIWN): The dilly dally approach of the GBP and AGMC, the only medical college and hospital run by the state government in Tripura appears to be proving a stumbling block in the launch of the much-awaited services of the trauma centre of this institute.

Though the building is ready, shortage of staff and required equipment has “caused” a delay in the start of the work.

Though the Centre on 2012 had sanctioned a  grant of Rs 80 lakhs  for setting up a trauma centre. But due to some mysterious reasons the centre could not be launched in the hospital even after three years.  

 A trauma center is a hospital equipped and staffed to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering  traumatic injuries. Trauma centers grew into existence out of the realization that traumatic injury is a disease process unto itself requiring specialized and experienced multidisciplinary treatment and specialized resources.

 “It still requires several lakhs to make it functional as funds will be used to acquire staff and machinery, besides other works,” claimed sources in the GBP

This will be perhaps the first state-of-the-art trauma centre of any government hospital with 50-bed capacity.

“Over 70 per cent work had been over for the building of the trauma centre and it would be made functional as soon as staff and machinery was acquired,” said the source.

 It is mentionable here that NEC has provided funds for  59 on-going projects from Health & Medical Sector in 8 North Eastern States where NEC has provided funds.The list contain 7 projects from Arunachal Pradesh, 12 from Assam, 10 from Manipur, 5 from Meghalaya, 7 from Mizoram, 10 from Nagaland, 5 from Sikkim and 3 from Tripura. The Tripura state projects include Accident and Trauma Centre at Agartala at a cost of Rs.160.81 lakhs, Accident and Trauma Centre at Kulai at a cost of Rs.160.81 lakhs, Upgradation of Cancer Hospital, Agartala at a cost of Rs.498.00 lakhs.




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