It has been reported that one of oldest buildings in the city, the Mayo hospital is facing an existential threat as the old British building in grave danger. After the recent survey, the ward was shifted to another building. As per information, the hospital administration submitted a proposal for a 500-bed new building to the government earlier this year.
But it has not been approved for years. And this adversely affected the patients as they are forced to seek treatment lying on the floor. Last year, the department of construction sought the help of ‘VNIT for a structural audit of the British building with ward nos 3, 4, 7 and 8 was in dilapidated condition.
The paediatric ward no.7th and 8th have been moved to 1 and 2. In the department of pharmacology (Medicine) ward no. 3 and 4 were transferred to wards 21 and 22 of the gynaecological and obstetrics department building. But inadequate space, insufficient number of beds requires some patients to sleep and get treatment on the ground. The construction department had earlier prepared a proposal of 265 crore for the construction of this six-storey building with a ground floor.
But the medical education department had suggested sending a lower-cost proposal, saying the cost was too high. As per information, in April 2019, the proposal worth 200 crore was reduced by one floor But it still has not been approved.