Gurgaon : The Civil Hospital in Haryana’s Palwal district is likely to get its first Intensive Care Unit (ICU) next month, with officials from the health department saying preparations are underway to create a six-bed unit on the establishment’s first floor.
According to officials, the lack of an ICU in the district has been leading to several problems in the treatment of patients requiring intensive care, who currently have to be transported to the Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati (SHKM) Government Medical College in Nalhar, Nuh, around 45 km away. Officials said at least one patient comes to them requiring intensive care per day. “The establishment of an ICU at our hospital in Palwal has been a continuous process, we had been writing to the health department regarding this for a while, I have been writing and requesting for ventilators for this since February. The government has taken note of this and provided three ventilators so far,” said Dr Brahmdeep Singh, Civil Surgeon, Palwal.
Officials said a request has also been submitted to the Haryana health department for the deployment of five doctors and 20 staff nurses to manage the facility. In addition, a request has also been made for provision of more than 20 different kinds of items and equipment required to treat patients in the ICU, including defibrillators, multi-para monitors, and bedside ECG. (Source : Indian Express)