Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Saturday that a ??A 500 crore advanced pediatric center will be developed at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow.
He also said the government will ensure that the project takes place within a specified time frame. “It will be a children’s center with all existing components as departments under one roof. It would provide holistic care for children, ”said a press release issued by SGPGIMS shortly after the CM’s announcement.
Yogi said this when dedicating the medical institute’s new emergency medicine and kidney transplant center to people. The center houses a host of state-of-the-art facilities under one roof. The inauguration ceremony took place in the CV Raman auditorium of SGPGIMS.
He said kidney patients in Uttar Pradesh will now benefit from the best treatment facilities. “The day is not far off when SGPGI will become the hub for organ transplantation. Not only will the kidney transplant project expand here, but the liver transplant will also be boosted, ”Yogi said.
“When the foundation stone for the Emergency Medicine and Kidney Transplant Center was laid three years ago, we weren’t sure it could be put in place in time. But despite Covid, it was inaugurated today with the help of the central government and that too on time, ”said the CM.
Various projects worth more than ??600 crores were inaugurated at SGPGI, reads a tweet from CM. He says that with this the people at UP will be able to get better medical facilities. His tweet read, “In order to provide the best facilities for kidney patients at UP, the Emergency Medicine and Kidney Transplant Center was inaugurated at SGPGI today.”
“We will not let any challenge become a breaker,” Yogi said while welcoming the efforts of the SGPGI team for excellent handling of the Covid 19 pandemic without being affected by the critics who were also part of this difficult journey. .
Stating that the SGPGI played an important role during the first and second waves of Covid, the CM said that in the fight against the pandemic, medical institutions like the SGPGI have worked tirelessly. Yogi also shared his intensive and extensive planning and research work done to eradicate Japanese encephalitis (JE) from eastern UP, especially from Kushinagar district, which could only be done with the interdepartmental coordination.
“Today, when someone asks me what is our government’s biggest achievement, I say that before, thousands of children would have lost their lives due to encephalitis. But after we came to power in 2017, we were able to control encephalitis to a large extent. Our government has given new life to eastern Uttar Pradesh, ”the CM said.
The kidney transplant center will increase dialysis capacity to 110 dialysis stations out of the existing 55 stations, clinical beds from 62 to 97, intensive care nephrology beds from 8 to 11 and there will be two dedicated operating theaters. intervention nephrology to address estimated 50,000 end-stage renal disease patients requiring dialysis and UP kidney transplant.
Referring to the government’s achievements in the medical field, the CM said that before 2017, Uttar Pradesh’s medical infrastructure was like a challenge. The state had 12 medical schools. “Today, we are moving towards the creation of medical schools in each district,” he added.
The new emergency medicine center is being built to accommodate more than a lakh of urgent patients per year. This is a sevenfold increase in the number of emergency beds, which has increased from 30 to 210 today. It will include several (over 20) emergency care segments, including a dedicated radiology wing with MRI / CT / ultrasound / AED / X-rays.
Speaking on this occasion, the director of SGPGIMS, Professor Radha Krishan Dhiman, presented a detailed report of the facilities of the center. He also expressed his gratitude to the state government for giving its full support to the completion of the center in record time.
Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore; UP Minister, Medical Education, Suresh Kumar Khanna; UP Minister of State, Medical Education, Sandeep Kumar Singh; Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh, Durga Shankar Mishra and Principal Secretary, Medical Education, UP, Alok Kumar were also present on the occasion.
About the Advanced Pediatric Center
* The advanced pediatric center will bring together 22 departments and services under one roof. They include neonatology (newborn care), pediatric gastroenterology (liver and digestive tract), pediatric endocrinology (hormones and diabetes), pediatric intensive care and emergencies, pediatric genetics, pediatric immunology, pediatric neurology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric nephrology, surgical specialties like pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, pediatric neurosurgery in addition to new branches like pediatric orthopedics and rehabilitation, developmental pediatrics and pediatric psychiatry, among others.
* The center will include 18 wards, 13 intensive care units and high dependency units (HDU), 14 operating theaters, a large occupational therapy / physiotherapy and rehabilitation center, child-friendly areas such as playrooms and infant feeding rooms in addition to outpatient consultations, social services and OPD diagnostics.
* The new departments will develop DM, MCh and PDCC courses and be able to provide a skilled workforce for Uttar Pradesh and the country. To provide the best care for the country’s children, the development of pediatric subspecialties is crucial, an official said.
* Capacity building will target not only doctors but also specialist nurses, nutritionists, pediatric occupational therapists and physiotherapists, among others.
* Medical and paramedical training focused on child health would reach higher standards with state and country capacity building. Such advanced pediatric centers only exist in 3-4 other states in the country and would be a godsend for Uttar Pradesh.