GMCH-32 strengthened with three healthcare facilities in Chandigarh
Chandigarh boosts healthcare at GMCH-32 with launch of three new facilities
Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, in Chandigarh has seen the inauguration of three new healthcare facilities. The UT administrator, Banwarilal Purohit, played a key role in launching these advanced healthcare services. Among the facilities unveiled were a Cobalt Therapy Unit and an Evidence-Based Millet Clinic.
The Cobalt Therapy Unit in Block D utilizes gamma rays from a radioactive isotope called Cobalt-60. This method has a history of effectively treating cancer patients, and it remains a cost-effective and efficient option, especially in areas where advanced radiation therapy is not readily available.
Promoting healthy millet consumption
The Evidence-Based Millet Clinic, situated in Block B on Level 1, focuses on promoting the consumption and benefits of millets. Millets are highly nutritious grains with many health advantages.
In line with the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, a new Ayushman Bharat Kiosk has been set up on Level 1 in Block B. These kiosks are information centers that provide citizens with access to healthcare services, appointment scheduling, health insurance information, government health schemes, and answers to health-related queries.
Improving healthcare services
The UT administrator, Banwarilal Purohit, emphasized the importance of enhancing healthcare services in the region. The event was attended by several officials, including UT adviser Nitin Kumar Yadav, UT medical education and research secretary Ajay Chagti, hospital director-principal Dr. Jasbinder Kaur, and heads and faculty members of various departments.
Dr. Kaur stated that these new healthcare facilities represent a significant development in the community's health and well-being.
In a separate development, contractual employees at GMCH-32 protested on the hostel premises, demanding a Diwali bonus. The protest was suspended after hospital authorities assured the workers that their demand for a bonus was forwarded to the Chandigarh labor commissioner. Once a response is received and the bonus is approved, it will be disbursed to the employees.
The protest included representatives from various departments, and their primary demand during the demonstration was the provision of a Diwali bonus.