Kanpur, 18 September (HS). On Monday, BJP MLA Surendra Maithani met Labor and Employment Minister Bhupendra Yadav in Delhi regarding the issue of semi-built building worth crores in the Employees State Insurance Hospital Pandu Nagar Kanpur campus. He demanded that this matter should be resolved very soon and the Dental College should be completed along with modernisation.
The MLA told the Minister that the Employees’ State Insurance Hospital is currently being run by the State Government and in the year 2008, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, a unit of the Government of India, N.K. B.C.C. was made the executive body for reconstruction. M/s N.B.C.B. The construction work of some part of the said hospital was done under the Dental College Construction Project.
Equipment worth crores is being wasted due to project closure
The MLA said that due to the stoppage of work on the Dental College project, semi-built structures and expensive equipment for the construction of the Dental College in the hospital, such as diesel generator sets, electrical panels, etc., are lying unused for a long time. Due to the modernization project of the hospital, due to some part of the hospital being under construction, out of the 312 beds sanctioned for the hospital, only 100 beds are being used. And temporary arrangements have been made in separate rooms for facilities like operation theatre, pathology, X-ray etc. In this way 40 percent capacity of the hospital is being utilized. Due to which the patients are not getting full benefit. A sub-committee was also constituted at the level of Labor and Employment Ministry for its renewed use. One suggestion of that committee is that Employees State Insurance Corporation, Jajmau Hospital should be given back to the State Government and in return Pandu Nagar Hospital should be given secondary care and SST. To provide care facilities under a single administrative control, it should be transferred to the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation. Due to which strong protest has also been lodged by the medical staff and employees there.
The Minister made the MLA interact with his officers Amar Singh (IRS) and Manoj Kumar Singh, Vigilance Officer and DG Rajendra Kumar (IAS) of the Ministry at Shram Shakti Bhawan.
The MLA, while talking to the minister as well as these officials, said that just as a steering committee has been formed at the state level to run such hospitals in Maharashtra state, in the same way in Uttar Pradesh also the said hospitals will be formed. A committee should be formed for its operation.
The MLA said that it was also agreed that on the issue of staffing Jajmau Hospital in Pandav Nagar and staffing of Pandav Nagar in Jajmau, the Ministry will give its positive comments and make recommendations to the State Government on the opposition of the medical staff and employees. On the request of the MLA to resolve the remaining problems, the Minister assured and said that the remaining action will also be taken soon in the public interest regarding the above mentioned issue.