Bhubaneswar: The Capital Hospital will soon provide round-the-clock surgery facilities to needy patients and people injured in accidents.
The emergency operation theatre (OT) of the health institute will remain open for 24 hours, said Director Laxmidhar Sahu.
“We have taken steps to provide round-the-clock surgery facilities to needy patients and people injured in mishaps. Henceforth, no such patient will be referred to other hospitals,” Sahu added.
A special OT has been set up at Capital Hospital to provide 24-hour surgery facilities. “Now, around 200 doctors are working in Capital Hospital. Doctors and health staffers will be deployed in three shifts to provide the round-the-clock surgery facilities,” he said.
Earlier, there was no such arrangement to provide surgery facilities at Capital Hospital at night. As a result, people injured in mishaps and needy patients were referred to other hospitals, sources said.
In a related development, a team from the National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) inspected quality of healthcare at Capital Hospital.
Members of the team have inspected healthcare quality at 19 departments of the hospital.
The hospital authorities have opted for NQAS survey for the first time in this year. Capital Hospital is the first 800-beded hospital in the country to opt for NQAS inspection, sources said.