150-bedded Chopra Nursing Home lying closed since Aug 2017, renovation work yet to be started

Col Chopra Nursing Home lying non-functional for last more than three years. (UNI)
Col Chopra Nursing Dwelling lying non-functional for last a lot more than three decades. (UNI)

Can be applied to handle COVID clients if prepared
Govind Sharma
JAMMU, Might 10: The multi-storey advanced of Sir Colonel Chopra Nursing Residence has been practically lying shut for any community use for very last extra than a few several years on account of repair and renovation, which if completed timely, the building could be utilized now for shifting and treatment of COVID people.
The 6-storey setting up of the Nursing Property is adjacent to the Authorities Medical Higher education (GMC) Jammu. It was shut for any community use in the thirty day period of August 2017 following quick-circuiting and seepage in its 1st two flooring. Because then its very first two flooring ended up entirely shut while 1 flooring was presented to Oncology Division for making use of as ward and rooms though other a few floors are becoming applied by medical professionals as their personal rooms.
Sources informed Excelsior that in the calendar year 2019, a specific venture report for restore and renovation of the multi-storey intricate of the Nursing Property with an believed expense of Rs 17 crore was geared up by the involved officers of GMC Jammu and submitted to Administrative Division.
As per the DPR, the 150-bedded Nursing House experienced to be renovated on the lines of reputed private hospitals with 4 modular theatres at floor flooring and provisioning of oxygen pipeline with suction on every floor.
Resources reported presently when GMC Jammu is battling with lack of oxygen supported beds and insufficient Degree-1 treatment facility, 150-bedded Sir Col Chopra Nursing Dwelling could be an asset. They explained that December 2019 was the 2nd deadline fastened by the Govt to comprehensive the renovation and repair service perform of the Nursing House and throw it open up for typical community but no heed was compensated in the direction of it and a sum of Rs 5 crore that was sanctioned to commence the perform also lapsed on March 31, 2021.
“As for each the studies, tendering perform for the civil do the job of the Nursing Residence has been concluded couple times again but the concerned agency is nevertheless to allot the tenders,” they said, adding, if the function is started even from tomorrow, its completion would take at the very least 10-12 months of time,” resources preserved.
Nonetheless, they claimed, keeping in perspective 3rd wave of pandemic, the restore and renovation perform of the Nursing Dwelling must be taken up on war foundation so that it can be utilized for COVID sufferers in in the vicinity of long term if not now. Besides, they stated the development get the job done of the new emergency block should be accelerated which can also be utilised for COVID individuals in this essential circumstance when patients have been having difficulties to get oxygen supported beds.
“Had the GMC administration acted timely and concluded the job in time, Governing administration experienced no need to have to get this sort of a radical decision of taking about 50 % mattress capability of 4 private hospitals/nursing homes of Jammu under its control for COVID treatment,” sources explained, including, the Medical center administration should take up the work of the Nursing Dwelling on fast track basis.

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