In an attempt to upgrade the services given to the patients and amelioring the doctor-patient relationship, the authorities of Government Medical College are proposing a new plan for intensive care units (ICUs) across all the Governemnt hospitals of the state.
To track on the availability of staff in junior residents, senior residents and teachers in every department of intensive care unit, Dr KR Sonpure, officer on special duty (OSD) for medical education and public health, took a close look at it by asking all the medical colleges in the state to submit the above specified stats.
The objective of seeking this information is to develop state-of-the-art ICUs (medicine, gynaecology, surgical, orthopaedics, paediatrics etc in each) at all GMCHs across the state with enough no. of junior and senior qualified staff as well as available infrastructure.
Talking about the present situation, Dr Sonpure said,
Currently, in every GMCH the patients are admitted to ICUs by the doctors on duty on that particular day. This creates a gap between the treating doctor and the doctor who has admitted the patient. The doctor who admits comes only once on round and prescribes treatment, whereas the treating doctor is someone else. Also, there is no senior doctor round the clock.
Explaining in detail about the entire plan, Dr Sonpure further said,
Since each special unit will be posted for at least three months in a particular ICU, it will give them good experience by following the treatment on a patient for a long time. This will improve their skills as well," said The proposed idea will also help in fulfilling the norms of the Medical Council of India (MCI), both of staff and infrastructure. Hence, it will indirectly raise the standard of the medical college. The scheme has provision of a dependency unit and a transportable ventilator from the casualty to the ICU.Sometimes, it takes about half an hour or more for serious patients to reach from the casualty to ICU. Hence, there should be enough portable ventilators to make the system effective.
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