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A blessing for Bihar covid patients, 134 crores worth of hospital inaugurated

The new building of the Indira Gandhi Heart Disease Institute (IGIC) is ready and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has planned to reward the patients of Bihar in the corona pandemic itself. Through video conferencing, the new building of the hospital was inaugurated at 4 pm on Saturday by CM Nitish Kumar, for which all preparations were done as per. Health Minister Mangal Pandey, who came to inspect the newly constructed building costing around 60 crores, told that in the Indira Gandhi Heart Disease Institute, this new building will have 20 crores of furniture and 53 crores worth of state-of-the-art equipment. The Health Department is likely to spend around Rs 134 crore on the institute.


Health Minister Mangal Pandey told that all the latest facilities will also be available. However, only a few specialist doctors have been appointed in the institute and the appointment process will be completed in a month.  The minister also directed to make arrangements to see external patients immediately in the newly constructed building.  During the inspection, the Health Minister also inaugurated the step-down intensive care unit of six beds in the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases. In this regard, earlier only two such beds were available here.  Patients need this ICU immediately after surgery and with its introduction, the patients will get the benefit of the state-of-the-art facilities.  Dr. AK Jha, deputy director of the hospital, also expressed happiness that a lot of pressure has increased on the IGIC in recent years as there is a crowd of patients from across the state, from bypass surgery to regular check-ups.

Due to irregular eating and changing lifestyle, the cases of heart attack have increased, now the new hospital building with the addition of 235 beds will not only provide state-of-the-art facilities to the patients but also help the hospital administration in recruitment with ease.  The Deputy Director said that getting the building ready during the Corona era was no less of a challenge for the government and the agency.

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.

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