Blood bank in TL Jaiswal Hospital to relieve northern Howrah residents
Kolkata: The people staying in the northern parts of urban Howrah and its adjoining areas will no more have to travel long distances in search of blood for their near and dear ones as a blood storage unit is coming up in the state-run TL Jaiswal Hospital.
It was a long-standing demand of the residents of the area to set up a blood bank in the hospital as residents of the area need to travel at least four to five kilometers to reach Howrah District Hospital to get blood when it is immediately needed for their near and dear ones.
Now with the step taken to give a complete facelift to TL Jaiswal Hospital, people of the area will no longer have to travel a long distance to get someone admitted in a state-run hospital and at the same time, the decision has been taken to set up a blood storage unit in the hospital.
It may be mentioned that there is a blood bank in Howrah District Hospital and it will play a major role in functioning of the new blood storage unit at TL Jaiswal Hospital.
It may be recalled that knee-deep waterlogging was a common scene in the hospital every year and it used to lead to inconvenience of both the patients and their family members.
The work to give a facelift to the hospital, which also includes leveling of land in the 440 cottah plot on which the hospital is situated, has started a few months ago and Bengali New Year, (April 14) in 2018 has been set as a deadline to present the hospital in a completely new form to the residents of the area.
When contacted, local MLA Vaishali Dalmiya said: "The work is going on in full swing and it is expected that the entire work will be completed before the Bengali New Year."
A health park is also coming up within the premises of the hospital. The work of cleaning the water bodies and beautifying its banks will also be undertaken.
Moreover, all the wards of the hospital and the emergency unit will be renovated, apart from setting up resting rooms for the family members of patients.
The entire hospital will
be brought under the coverage of surveillance cameras and a seminar room will also be set up.