Staff of 250 employees sanctioned to modernize MTH facilities

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Indore, Madhya Pradesh: In an effort to improve health facilities at Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar (MTH) Hospital, the Directorate of Medical Education has authorized up to 250 positions for third and fourth year employees of the hospital.

According to the Dean of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Dr Sanjay Dixit, “The staff of 250 employees have been sanctioned by the medical training department of MTH Hospital. This staff will include approximately 60 employees for sanitation and rest for safety and other purposes.

The hospital is facing a severe shortage of staff affecting the state of sanitation and safety in the hospital.

The Dean also informed that the fifth floor of the hospital building is now open for patients and admission to the wards has also started. The hospital administration also installed air conditioners in the labor room.

Notably, staff from Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (MY) were transferred to MTH Hospital for three days while inspecting the hospital as part of the LaQshya program to improve facilities for pregnant women in the public hospitals.

The hospital administration claimed that about 60 to 70 deliveries are performed in the hospital every day, which is almost double the number of deliveries performed when the unit was operating at MY Hospital.

Single point of contact for electrical issues

MTH Hospital Superintendent Dr. PS Thakur said they have developed a single point of contact for electricity issues at the hospital to avoid recurrence of power cut issues.

“We have developed a single point of contact and the officer will coordinate across all departments to resolve the issue at the earliest,” Dr Thakur said.

Officials had a sleepless night Saturday when the power outage lasted six hours at MTH Hospital due to a rat getting stuck in the power panel. However, no problems for the patients were reported due to the generator backing up power and the superintendent had paid Rs 15,000 for fuel to keep the supply going uninterrupted on Saturday evening.

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