(Thanks to a reader who pointed us to this.)
Sardar Valabhai Patel Post-graduate Institute of Paediatrics in Cuttack is a post graduate institute. It seems to be an independent institute with some links with the SCB Medical College. Following are excerpts from couple of old articles on it.
CUTTACK: With Japanese grant-in aid of Rs. 37 crores, the city-based Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post-graduate Institute of Paediatrics, known as Sishu Bhawan, the only referral centre for children in Eastern India is now ready after a major facelift. The renovated hospital will be inaugurated on April 2, according to its superintendent N.K. Mohanty.
"The expansion project, which got under way in April 2005, was completed as per the schedule," says Dr. Mohanty.
The Japan government-sponsored Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has supervised the progress of the project work which includes a two-storied international standard building over an area of 18,000 square feet. Japan-based Yokogawa Architects and Engineers have designed the building while Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Corporation took up the civil work, say JICA sources.
The building houses OPD, casualty, laboratories, radio-imaging section, OTs, central sterilisation unit and a total of 116 beds, including 21 ICU beds, and 30 newborn special care beds, says Dr. Mohanty.
As per the MoU signed with the Japan government, the hospital now has the state-of-the-art equipments like ultrasound, ventilators, X-Ray, multi-parameter monitors, pulse oxy-meters and defibrillators by the Tokyo-based Ogawa Seikii worth over Rs. 25 crores.
The state government’s bid to overcome deficiencies exposed by the Medical Council of India (MCI) has hit a roadblock.
The MCI had recommended more faculty members in keeping with an increased number of seats for the MBBS course in the three state-run medical colleges.
The State Administrative Tribunal has stayed the recruitment process of 294 posts of senior residents or tutors at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital, VSS Medical College and Hospital, SCB Medical College and Hospital, and Sardar Vallabhai Patel Postgraduate Institute of Paediatrics.
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