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Calcutta Medical College to set up children's park inside campus

Kolkata: In a unique move, the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) is planning to construct a children's park with all the basic amenities outside the hematology department of the hospital so that children coming to the department with various blood related ailments can spend some quality time with his/her family members there.
According to the senior official of the hospital, the construction of the children's park will begin soon near gate number 1. The matter is already under process. The main purpose behind the idea is to ensure that children who come to the department with rare blood diseases can enjoy at the park. This will reduce the stress of the patients and help them overcome monotonous lives.
A senior official of the hospital said there would be various amusement rides and games for children. A children's swing will also be erected inside the park. It was learnt that the proposed children's park would be situated close to the Hematology ward. This will also be developed as a part of the beautification work taken up inside the hospital campus.
Patients suffering from Thalassemia and other blood related problems often visit the hospital for blood transfusion.
Many others visit the outpatient departments of the hospital. Due to huge pressure of patients, children have to wait in queue for a long time which often becomes monotonous for them. Once the Park is constructed, those children can take a stroll in and around the park, spend some quality time with their parents enjoying the amusement rides which will be installed inside the park.
The Park will be illuminated with various colourful lights. There will a big size water reservoir situated under the fountain.
There are plans to set up a fountain inside the park as a part of the beautification drive at the hospital.
Apart from developing a new one, some renovation works would be done at the existing park.
In another significant move, the CMCH authorities have started the installation of an underground fire fighting system to check fire hazards at the hospital.
A senior official of the hospital said: "The construction of the children's park is expected to start later this year. The project will not only beautify the hospital campus but also be the reason of choice for the little children coming to the hospital from the far flung areas."
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