BHOPAL: BJP Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia said chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has approved high dependency units (HDU), intensive care units (ICU) and paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) apart from oxygen units in hospitals of Gwalior-Chambal region. He urged the chief minister to waive off the premium and lease rent of the land reserved for the medical college in Jiwaji University Gwalior, too.
“Jiwaji University wants to establish a medical college in Gwalior. The financial burden of the expenditure on medical college will be borne by the university itself and there will be no additional financial burden on the government”, said Scindia in a letter to chief minister Chouhan.
He urged, “Jiwaji University will take action to waive the desired premium amount of Rs 27.92 crore and Rs 1.39 crore by the revenue department for 17,454 hectares of land reserved for the college in village Turari.”
Justifying the demand, Scindia said that Gwalior being a big city serves the medical requirements of patients from Bhind, Morena, Datia, Shivpuri, Guna, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh and Dholpur (Rajasthan). “Keeping in view the experiences gained from the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a need to increase the infrastructure of health facilities in Gwalior”, he said. Scindia also lauded chief minister’s decision to increase ICUs and HDUs in the hospitals of Gwalior-Chambal region.
“I am thankful to chief minister who has approved an increase in ICU, HDU, PICU and oxygen beds in hospitals of the region. In Morar, 20 additional beds were approved in ICU, HDU while in general ward 30 beds have been added. The PICU will get 10 more beds, this will cost Rs 3 crore”, he said. Medical facilities have also been upgraded in district hospitals of Shivpuri, Guna, Sheopur, Morena and Bhind, he said.