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ROURKELA: Lower than eight weeks after opening the Covid-19 hospital on its premises, the Hello-tech Medical Faculty & Hospital (HTMCH) at Rourkela is now determined to exit.
The reason is large income loss as a result of drastic discount usually affected person attendance.
Individuals affected by basic illnesses aren’t visiting the hospital because of the worry of being contaminated with coronavirus.
Medical Superintendent Dr Shradhanand Mohapatra mentioned beneath compelling circumstances of a nationwide well being emergency, the HTMCH administration was compelled to just accept Odisha Authorities’s resolution to function the Covid-19 hospital. However, it has affected basic affected person turnout.
The typical turnout of outside sufferers has dropped to 50 from 250 per day.
“Sufferers are refraining from visiting the hospital fearing transmission of coronavirus. Authorities’s publicity drive asking individuals to keep away from visiting hospitals can be aggravating the scenario for HTMCH”, he mentioned, including that other than the hospital, the administration additionally has to run its medical faculty.
Dr Mohapatra mentioned if the scenario continues for lengthy, the HTMCH could be financially ruined, ultimately resulting in closure.
In Sundargarh district, solely HTMCH and the RSP-run Ispat Basic Hospital have ICU services. Sufferers are additionally struggling with IGH referring sufferers to distant hospitals.
Equally, smaller hospital and clinics citing Covid-19 worry at HTMCH are referring sufferers to distant locations.
The 200-bed Covid-19 hospital began operation from April 3.
A provision of Rs 1.30 crore was comprised of Sundargarh District Mineral Basis (DMF) to acquire vital gear and run the brand new facility for 3 months initially.
Collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan had mentioned one other `1.30 crore was earmarked to run the hospital for an additional three months, if wanted.