Earlier, the three government medical colleges were declared dedicated Covid-19 hospitals almost six months ago due to which other medical facilities and academic works came to a halt in these institutions.
In a letter issued by health department principal secretary Pratyay Amrit on Tuesday, the principals and superintendents of the three medical colleges were also directed to set up 100-bed wards for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
“A decision in this regard was taken after considering the present status of bed occupancy in the dedicated Covid hospitals,” Amrit said.
TOI had carried a news item titled ‘NMCH seeks permission to resume normal functioning’ in its Tuesday edition.
Hospital superintendent Dr Binod Kumar Singh told this newspaper, “Soon after the health department’s order, we began making arrangements for resuming normal healthcare services. The OPD of the paediatrics department will begin functioning from tomorrow.”
Other services at the NMCH will start from Thursday after thorough sanitisation of the wards.
The deputy superintendent of the hospital, Dr Satish Kumar, said, “The Covid ward will have separate entry and exit points in order to check the spread of coronavirus.”
He added that academic and clinical functions would be resumed by Thursday after ensuring that the 100-bed Covid ward is ready.