The State Health department would start the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Coronation District hospital Dehradun from June 30. For operation of the ICU in this hospital ten staff nurses from the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital would be deployed. This decision was taken by the Health minister Dhan Singh Rawat in the combined review meeting of the officers of the GDMC hospital, Coronation district hospital and Gandhi centenary eye hospital on Wednesday. In the meeting the minister directed the officers of the department to ensure that the ICU starts in the Coronation hospital from June 30. He said that ten staff nurses from the GDMC hospital should be deputed for smooth operation of the ICU and directed that the ten ward boys should also be deployed in this ICU of the Coronation hospital. The minister said that the shortage of the ward boys in the GDMC, Coronation and Gandhi centenary hospitals would soon be resolved. He also informed that posts of class IV workers would be created for operation of ICU and oxygen plants in the hospital. He directed the officers of the department to prepare a proposal in this regard which would be put in the next meeting of the state cabinet.
It is worth mentioning here that the lack of the ICU in the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Coronation hospital Dehradun which is a district hospital was being felt for a long time. This hospital was given the status of district hospital after the merger of the erstwhile Doon Hospital with the Government Doon Medical College.
The meeting was attended by additional director and principal of GDMC Dr Ashutosh Sayana, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Dehradun Dr Manoj Upreti, the Medical Superintendent (MS) of GDMC hospital Dr K C Pant, Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS) of Coronation District hospital Dr Shikha Jangpangi and others.