Karnal August 5
Nirmal Kutia, an organisation religious and social, has stepped in to help Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College, (KCGMC), who is experiencing an acute shortage in staff, which has resulted in long queues of patients across many departments.
50% LAB TECHNICIAN STAFF VACANT
According to official data, only 24 of 48 lab technician posts have been filled at Kalpana Chawla Governmental Medical College (50%) All 39 technical assistant posts are also vacant.
Five laboratory technicians were provided by the social outfit for free in order to help the existing staff members with the quick collection and testing blood samples.
Patients were receiving blood sample reports in two to three working days because of a shortage of staff. The authorities claimed that patients were now receiving reports on the same day because five lab technicians joined forces. The original timings of sample collection were from 12pm to 4pm. Due to the limited timing of sample collection, scores of patients had been forced to return or come back the next day. This led to delayed treatment.
The KCGMC requested five sewadars to provide assistance. They were all qualified lab technicians and confirmed that Nirmal Kutia was a senior sewadar.
“We have urged the government to fill the vacant posts of lab technician. Till permanent staff is appointed, I have requested the Nirmal Kutia management to provide manpower, so that patients don’t have to suffer. Nirmal Kutia has provided five trained and certified lab technicians to us, who have started working in pathology and clinical biochemistry laboratories,” said Dr Jagdish Dureja, Director, KCGMC.
This step was taken under the Sugam Chikitsha Abhiyan. This will allow the KCGMC to receive two volunteers from Nirmal Kutia for helping pregnant women and pediatric patients get medicine from the pharmacy. “After observing long queues at the pharmacy on the ground floor, we have decided to set up separate counters for expecting mothers, children and medicine department patients on the OPD floors. A counter has been set up in room number 209 for pregnant women and children, while another will be opened on the medicine OPD floor in room number 411. One volunteer of Nirmal Kutia has joined here,”Director said that volunteers would be deployed to these counters in order to assist patients.
Dr Dureja further said Nirmal Kutia had also set up a counter — ‘Mareez Sewa Kendra’ — in the IPD block where three volunteers had been deployed to help the patients. The outfit also provides free orthopaedic implant services to the poor and needy.