BMC chief directs civic hospitals to form committee to review equipments

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner has directed the deans of all civic-run hospitals to take a review of the equipment availability and the current status of the machinery in the hospital

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  • The civic chief has also asked the hospital deans to set up a committee of expert doctors which will study and then give its suggestions to the corporation with regards to the purchase of new equipment.
  • The study committee will take the review of the machinery available and then submit the report to the BMC commissioner.

Each day thousands of people from various parts of Maharashtra visit civic-run hospitals in Mumbai for the purpose of treatment. As the treatment provided in civic-hospital is affordable.

In order to cater to a large number of patients, and provide efficient and effective medical facilities, the civic administration is contemplating to buy state-of-the-art machinery.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of Mumbai’s KEM hospital and Director of Major hospitals said, “In order to cater thousands of patients and provide them the medical facility, the commissioner has asked us to form a committee of expert doctors. The committee will study each and every department and then submit the report with the list of equipment needed to the administration.”

BMC Commissioner,  Ajoy Mehta had given these directions in the meeting which was held last week.

While addressing the meeting Mehta said, “The civic administration is preparing the roadmap for the next five years. This year the BMC will be spending 706 crores on the health sector. Also, the civic body is planning to install Information Management System to link all the hospitals.”

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, NCP corporator, Dr Saeeda Khan, said, “In the BMC-run hospitals, there are a number of medical equipments which are not in the working condition. Due to non-availability of the equipment the patients are often asked to get the tests done from other places. We have been demanding that the BMC should purchase state-of-the-art machinery from a long time now. This will surely benefit the poor patients.”