Nearly 87% newborns at Adani-run District Kutch Hospital discharged successfully
Ahmedabad: Despite the high infant mortality rates plaguing rural India, almost 8-9 out of 10 infants treated at the Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences (GAIMS) operated district hospital G K General Hospital, Bhuj were discharged successfully, according to a government data available on Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) website.
According to authorities at the GAIMS, consistent efforts to improve healthcare facilities have led to lower Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) at the facility. Its records show that IMR has nearly halved from 21% in 2014-15 to 14% in 2018-19. At the moment, the GK General Hospital, Bhuj is having 30 bedded SNCU with other required infrastructure facilities required for being a frontline modern critical care
facility available at the district hospital.
GAIMS is a unique Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) venture between the Government of Gujarat and Adani Education and Research Foundation. GAIMS is one of its kind teaching, research, academic and unique charitable institution who had accepted the challenging operations of the largest hospital of the district and successfully managing GK General Hospital, Bhuj – only district hospital of Kachch since 2013. Since handing over of GK General Hospital to GAIMS broad figures of data give an idea of the volume of work being carried out by GAIMS at G. K. General Hospital and these numbers are increasing year by year.
The high Newborn Mortality Rate in the region is linked to the massive geography of the Kutch district, the largest district in India. Patients who come for critical care are forced to travel a large distance to reach the hospital. Often severely critical patients referred to the hospital develop complications on the way, before admission.