In a unique initiative, the state government has decided to set up a trauma care building at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital which will have a helipad on its roof top.
This is for the first time such an initiative has been taken by the state Health department. Sources said that the project would cost around Rs 1,000 crore. The land has already been indentified where the new 11 storey building would come up. Testing of soil and other necessary tests regarding the quality of land have been completed.
According to the sources in the state Health department, necessary permission would be taken from various departments from the local residents as a highrise building would be constructed within the hospital campus. The Calcutta Medical College and Hospital would be the first hospital in the state to get a helipad on the roof top of trauma care building. Earlier, there was a plan to set up a helipad in the SSKM Hospital but the concept could not materialise due to certain issues.
It often becomes difficult to transport am accident victim to the hospital due to the traffic jam and poor road condition in the distant districts of the state. As a result of this, the patient often dies on the way to the hospital. After the completion of the project, accident victims from the far off districts could easily be flown to the hospital. This could save many accident victims in the state, believe the senior officials of the state Health department.
All the modern facilities would be available in the proposed trauma care centre coming up at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. There will also be the emergency department in the building. There will be a specialist doctor in every department inside the trauma care building. In case of any natural disaster, the helipad can be used. Talks are underway with a foreign company to build the helipad on the proposed trauma care building.