During the recent devastating floods the SMHS Hospital and its associated Hospitals have suffered damages to equipment and machinery to the tune of Rs. 256 crore, said Dr Rafiq Pampori, Principal Government Medical College. He said efforts are on to either get the new machinery or repair the old machinery.
The Principal has denied the contents of a report carried by a newspaper that the SMHS Hospital is out of service and many of its departments are shut.
As per an official statement the Principal has clarified that the OPD and Casualty of the Hospital were made functional many days ago and even the blood bank was reactivated out of resources from sister units. He has said the triage at the Hospital is very much functional and the surgical ICU has also been re-started. While as the Gastroenterology and Cardiology units have also been restarted as the Cath Lab at the Hospital was safe.
The statement also reads that the surgical services at the Hospital have resumed and many trauma sections have been conducted so far. The principal has said the ground floor of the Hospital which got inundated due to floods has been isolated and all Diagnostic equipment would be placed in the first floor or above. He has also said that electricity, drinking water and oxygen supply at the Hospital has been restored.
The Principal said that the LD Hospital has also started functioning partially and yesterday 165 patients were examined in the Hospital and from Thursday the hospital would be made fully functional.
Dr. Pampori also said GB Pant Hospital has also been made functional and the Bone and Joints Hospital was already functioning during these times.