Satish Jarakiholi, Public Works and District In-charge minister, has announced that discussions with the Minister of Health Department will be held to ensure proper arrangements for the appointment of staff and provision of medical equipment for the new super specialty hospital in Belagavi city. Following these discussions, necessary actions will be taken promptly.
On Tuesday, he held a press conference in the office hall of the city’s Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) to discuss the results of the inspections conducted on different matters, including the educational progress of BIMS and the construction progress of the hospital building.
Due to the increasing number of nursing students in the district, a meeting will be arranged with the Minister of Health at the governmental level for consultation. The minister has confirmed that there is a shortage of staff at the district hospital and is committed to taking necessary measures to promptly recruit additional personnel.
The appointment of essential staff has already been notified to the government. The hospital is currently admitting patients from neighboring states such as Goa and Maharashtra for medical care.
According to Dr. RV Shinde, District Surgeon, the hiring of additional staff will help in providing better medical care to patients coming from rural health centers, community health centers, and taluka hospitals at the district hospital.
According to officials, the Prime Minister’s Ayushman Bharat Abhiyan has granted permission to commence the construction of a 50-bed intensive care unit, equipped with essential facilities such as MICU and ICU, to cater to emergency medical needs. The project is now underway.
The combined capacity of BIMs and the district hospital is 1040 beds. However, the presence of the surgery department and mother and child department as separate entities is causing issues for both patients and students. BIMS officials have addressed this concern by submitting a proposal to the government for the construction of a 450-bed teaching hospital. This new facility aims to consolidate all necessary amenities under a single roof for the convenience of patients.
The approval for the construction of a mother and child hospital with 100 beds has been granted, and construction has commenced. Additionally, round-the-clock services are being offered, which encompass MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, Micro Biology Laboratory, Biochemistry Laboratory, Pathology Laboratory, and Emergency Treatment Units.
Wastewater Treatment Plant:
The Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences has recently established a water waste treatment plant. Officials from BIMS have notified that the tender process for maintaining the unit has already concluded and the assignment will be awarded within the coming days.
Additionally, during the meeting, BIMS officials provided details on the academic accomplishments, research initiatives, notable achievements, ongoing construction projects, and performance evaluations of the staff.
Belagavi North Legislative Assembly Constituency MLA Asif (Raju) Seth, District Collector Nitesh Patil, Metropolitan Corporation Commissioner Ashoka Dudgunti, Smart City Managing Director Syeda Afrin Banu Bellary and BIMS officer staff and experts from various departments were present in the meeting.
MLA Asif (Raju) Sait, Belagavi North Legislative Assembly Constituency, District Collector Nitesh Patil, Belagavi Corporation Commissioner Ashoka Dudgunti, Smart City Managing Director Syeda Afrin Banu Bellary, as well as BIMS officer staff and experts from different departments.
Inspection of various building works:
District In-charge Minister Satish Jarakiholi conducted an inspection of several areas in the district hospital following the meeting. The inspection included the new building work of different departments, the canteen, the nursing students’ room, the maintenance of the hospital garden, as well as the distribution of medicines and medical facilities in various departments.