The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has ordered a structural audit of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in Kalwa, where 18 patients died in a 24-hour period on August 12 and 13
CM Shinde visited the Kalwa hospital and announced Rs 71 crore funds for creation of various facilities (File Photo)
The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has ordered a structural audit of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in Kalwa, where 18 patients died in a 24-hour period on August 12 and 13.
The audit decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Thane Municipal Corporation commissioner Abhijit Bangar on Wednesday.
The meeting on Wednesday discussed in detail the services and infrastructure at the Kalwa hospital, hostel facilities for resident doctors and shifting of the Rajiv Gandhi Medical College from the premises.
A TMC release stated that the challenging work to completely transform the hospital has been taken up on the directions of CM Eknath Shinde.
The release stated, "In order to raise the standard of patient care and improve efficiency of medical staff, the Kalwa-based hospital needs radical changes. the qualitative changes have been made in the administration and operations like appointment of office superintendent, biometric attendance, as well as recruitment of nurses and specialist doctors."
"The TMC chief has ordered that a structural audit of the hospital. While preparing plans for improvement of the facility, emphasis must be given to ease of use and flexibility in design," the TMC official said.
"This includes increasing bed-capacity, making OPD more comfortable, carrying out structural improvements. decentralization of overcrowded departments, maximising doctors' time etc. There will also be an electronic access control system at the hospital," the TMC official added.
According to the TMC official, the hospital will have more space once the medical college on the premises is shifted to a 12-storey building being built at present.
(with inputs from PTI)