Pune: PCB Gets RM Award For Third Time For Improvement In Cantonment General Hospital

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Camp, 17th December 2021: The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has once again bagged the Raksha Mantri’s Award for Excellence 2021 in the field of ‘improvement in Cantonment General Hospital’.

This is the third consecutive time when the PCB has won this award. The earlier two awards were conferred in the same category in 2019 and 2020.

The Directorate General, Defence Estates (DGDE) conveyed that based on the recommendations of the award selection committee, the Pune Cantonment board was selected for RM’s award for excellence 2021 for excellent performance in the field of improvement in the Cantonment General Hospital of the board. PCB CEO Amit Kumar along with Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Dr Usha Tapase and Matron Mrunalini Small of Cantonment Hospital and nominated member Suresh Mathurawala received the award at the hands of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

“With the eruption of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) pandemic, the Cantonment board in order to provide critical tertiary care health services had upgraded, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cantonment General Hospital to a speciality and critical care hospital by setting up 20 bedded ICU with 20 ventilators through funds received from state disaster relief fund. Since the pandemic, the entire year has been operationally very challenging for all the hospital staff of the board who have been rendering incredible contributions in the performance of their duties with determination, dedication and hard work for the treatment of the patient. They have appreciably contributed to mitigating the suffering of covid patients”, CEO Amit Kumar said.

He further informed that the PCB has set up three PSA oxygen plants with a total capacity of 1100 LPM through PM Care and CSR funds. 13 KL liquid oxygen plant has been installed in the premises of the hospital under CSR for 20 bedded ICU of the hospital.

The robust vaccination campaign has boosted public health consciousness and the target of vaccinations administered exceeded the 57,000 figure mark without a single adverse effect through its hospital and six peripheral vaccination centres.

The various state and centrally sponsored schemes are being implemented in the hospital including Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana under which 972 diseases are covered.