When Kanpur’s Ursula Horsman Memorial Hospital is grappling with its intensive care unit defunct ventilators, the UP health minister’s assertion for its development as the super speciality hospital seems more or less another jumla baazi. The announcement has been exciting for the medical fraternity, although that corroborates with the Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s recent statement in Rajya Sabha. He pointed out that the ruling government believed only in name changer rather to being a game changer.
We should not have to reject every time the ruling party’s jumle baazi. He also talked about the high tech ICU facility in the hospital but Ursula hospital is literally begging for funds for repairs. When the minister’s attention was drawn towards this abnormality, the hospital director attempted beating about the bush.
Even the CMS has approached the higher authorities through the letter for the funds. However, if we are looking for something more earnestly and significantly, it is best to get to know what really is lacking. The hospital looks up to the higher authorities and sees that the poor patients have caught in the fumigation procedure or the redundant ventilators.
It can’t be looked away and neither do the authorities concerned. The patients throw their head back, groaning as they find no other option than to worry. It is above two weeks since the ventilators, three in numbers, are not operating and the patients are left at the govt’s mercy.
The Ursula’s 14-bed intensive care unit complex exists at the first floor of the hospital’s building. The three-bed high dependency unit, 6 cubicle beds with pulse oximeter monitor and critical care unit facility with ventilator supported five-bed came into existence during the Bahujan Samaj Party rule in the state.
After the Hallet Hospital, this critical situation occurred in the city’s second-largest government hospital.