4th Aug 2022 11:08:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Itanagar, Aug 4: In a major initiative to augment the state’s healthcare delivery system, the Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, on Thursday approved the Health and Family Department’s proposal for setting up of 150 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Paediatric Care Unit (PCU) beds in various hospitals across the state out of which 26 will be Pediatric ICU (PICU) beds.
The estimated cost of the proposed ICU and PCU beds will be over Rs 19.20 crore, according to an official communiqué.
As per the Cabinet decision, six-bedded ICU facility, including one PICU bed, will be set up on ‘turnkey basis’ at each of six identified General Hospitals of Pasighat (Bakin Pertin General Hospital, BPGH), Aalo, Bomdila, Tezu, Khonsa and Ziro at an estimated cost of Rs 606.15 lakh.
These six hospitals will thus have a total of 36 ICU beds, out of which 30 will be adult ICU beds and six PICU beds.
Cabinet also cleared the deck for an 18-bedded Paediatric Care Unit (out of which four will be PICU beds) at BPGH Pasighat on turnkey basis at an estimated cost of Rs 235.55 lakh. The Council of Ministers also okayed setting up of 12-bedded PCU (including two PICU) beds on turnkey basis in eight District/General Hospitals at Yingkiong, Seppa, Bomdila, Tawang, Ziro,
Aalo, Daporijo and Namsai at an estimated cost of Rs 1070.8 lakh. These 8 hospitals will thus have 96 PCU beds in all, out of which 16 will be PICU beds.
“Once established, such Intensive Care Units and Paediatric Care Units will not only provide basic critical care but also serve as standards for achieving ICU and PCU care in District Hospitals of the state. These facilities will cater to the present COVID-19 pandemic needs as well as continue to provide non-Covid patient care services in times to come,” a communiqué from the Chief Minister’s Office said.
It informed that the project work will be executed through HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), a Govt of India enterprise. The Cabinet also approved the “Guidelines on Adoption of Anganwadi Centres by Individuals, Organizations, Business Houses & Corporate Bodies”.

“Adoption of an Anganwadi centre by individuals, organizations, business houses & corporate bodies would afford an exceptional opportunity for all stakeholders to enrich the life of children and women by providing holistic support in terms of range and quality of services," the communiqué said.

Kenter Joya Riba

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