Yerwada, Pune – MLA Jagdish Mulik recently reviewed the various issues in Regional Mental Hospital (also known as Yerwada Mental Hospital) . He said that there are many serious problems including care, treatment and maintenance of the patients and cleanliness of wards. He ordered the hospital superintendent and health department to take immediate measures to deal with all these problems.
The MLA inspected the hospital in the presence of health department deputy director Sanjay Deshmukh, Health Minister’s personal assistant Balonikar, hospital superintendent Abhijit Phadnis.
Mulik also interacted with patients who have been successfully treated and assured to follow up with concerned departments to start open ward. Patients are facing serious illness due to negligence for the last several years at the hospital. Patients are not provided proper facilities. Due to non-cleaning of the hospital premises, several diseases such as malaria and dengue have been there. The hospital administration is delaying all these critical issues and the treatment of the patient. Action will be taken against employees and officials who are negligent about work, MLA Mulik made it clear.
He also said that the entire hospital should be cleaned as soon as possible. The staffs have been instructed to deal with all patients like common people and remove their problems. Sanjay Deshmukh, deputy director of health department, said that he will soon discuss these issues with health minister about all these serious issues. Social activists Ganesh Babar, Sagar Mhaske, Rahul Pandagale were also present on the occasion.
Yerawada mental hospital, Pune, is a 2500-bed hospital,which includes 17 wards catering to mental patients. It’s the biggest mental hospital in Asia. It is also known as Regional Mental Hospital, state of Maharashtra. There are also regional mental hospitals in Thane, Ratnagiri and Nagpur. Currently there are round 1800 male and female patients under treatment at the hospital. The hospital has an Out Patient Department (OPD), where around 300 patients avail of treatment, and eight to ten of them are admitted every day.