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Friday, November 7, 2014

Minister inspects MMCH with DM and SP

Malda, 15 October, 2014: Food processing minister and chairman of district patients’ welfare committee Krishnendu Choudhury along with DM Sharad Dwivedi and SP Prasun Banerjee paid a surprise visit to Malda Medical College Hospital (MMCH) on Wednesday. Along with supervising the progress of construction work in MMCH, the minister examined the conditions of different wards as well.

Medical super and vice principal of MMCH Dr MA Rashid, deputy super Dr Jyotish Chandra Das and other officials were with the inspection team during the visit. Choudhury said, “We spoke to the officials of the construction agency to know about the progress of work. We want to to be completed immediately.”

It may be mentioned that Medical Council of India (MCI) during its inspections expressed strong discontent several times with the pace of construction of buildings in MMCH. Even the recognition of MMCH was at a stake a number of times following slow construction. It has been learnt that a team from MCI may reach MMCH shortly for a surprise inspection again.

Choudhury said, “We spoke to the relatives of the patients and asked them about the services rendered in here. We did not receive any serious complaint from any end during the visit.” Dr Rashid said, “The minister and the administrative officials expressed satisfaction with the services in MMCH and assured us of cooperation and support if required to develop the services.”

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