Pune Cantonment: ICU inaugurated at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital

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Camp, 15 August 2020: The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has started a 10 bedded ICU for critical Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) patients at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cantonment General hospital (SVP CGH). Inauguration of the ICU was done jointly by Principal Director Defense Estates, Southern Command, Ajay Kumar Sharma along with MP Girish Bapat and MLA Sunil Kamble.


On this occasion, the donors who had donated for the Cantonment Hospital and the Hospital doctors and Para-Medical staff were also felicitated. This ICU facility was long-awaited and now dedicated to the service of the citizens of the Cantonment and Pune City as well. This 10 Bedded ICU was set-up with the financial aid of Rs. 2.26 crores grant from the Maharashtra government. The state government has also released Rs 2.26 crores for adding another set of 10 beds in the ICU. This 10 bedded ICU will cater to the requirements of Camp residents. Another 10 bedded ICU is being set up and likely to be completed soon, which will cater to the needs of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) patients.


The PCB has entered into an agreement with PMC for providing 10 ICU beds and 50 oxygen beds for PMC area patients. Till today, the cantonment hospital has treated 724 PCB patients and 659 out of area patients (total 1383). At present, there are 72 active cases from PCB and 71 active cases from out of PCB area (total 143 are undergoing treatment in Cantt Hospital & CCCs at present).

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On the occasion, MP Girish Bapat, assured that he will try to provide funds from PM Cares fund to improve the medical facility in Pune Cantt. He appreciated the efforts taken by the SVP Cantt General hospital staff, CEO, RMO for providing the best possible treatment to the COVID patients. The MP asked the local MLA to take up the matter with State Govt for providing funds to PCB.


MLA mentioned that he will try to convince the State Govt for the provision of GST share to the PCB. He also appreciated the work done by PCB and assured to provide all necessary help in obtaining funds. Principal Director Defense Estates, Southern Command, Ajay Kumar Sharma appreciated the efforts made by the MP Girish Bapat for raising the issues about Cantonments in the Lok Sabha effectively.


PDDE further stated that the suggestions given by the MP regarding issues about Cantonments are in the public interest and stated that the revision of policy would be required for the implementation of those suggestions and the issue is under consideration of the Ministry of Defence. PDDE further stated that the main problem of the PCB is non-receipt of GST compensation for which a court case has been filed in the Bombay High court. He requested the MLA to take up the matter with the State Govt and facilitate receipt of due share of GST compensation of GST to the PCB. PDDE also appreciated the efforts made by doctors and para-medical staff of PCB in the fight against COVID. Two patients who were treated successfully in the SVP CGH also shared their experiences. They were highly satisfied with the treatment and overall facilities at the SVP CGH.