The Vadnagar civil hospital becomes a medical center in just 3 years

VADNAGAR: A subdistrict hospital here with space for just 50 patients outdoors until three years ago has been transformed into a major medical care center in the region that serves thousands of people in the area and adjacent districts.

Attached to the newly developed Faculty of Medicine, where admissions for three lots have already been made after MCI authorizations, the hometown of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become a cutting-edge 400-bed hospital with its OPD that serves more than 1,000 patients daily.

“I have not made any payment for the surgery I had recently undergone. They offer us food and all services are free. Previously, we had to travel at least 40 km to get to the Mehsana district hospital for such treatments, ”says the mother of six, Mehroon Ben Anu Bai Salu, 45, who underwent uterine removal surgery three years ago days.

The hospital is one of several development works that have been carried out in Vadnagar since Modi assumed the position of Prime Minister of the country.

Another patient in the Amritbhai Kunwar Ji Thakur general ward, who was operated by leg infection after an accident, is equally satisfied with the treatment and other amenities, including food provided in the hospital.

Dr. Nilesh A Shah, dean of the medical school, who also works in charge of the hospital, says: We have had an occupation of more than 225 patients on a regular basis for more than three years, of which the maximum are women who They come to give birth. . The hospital has witnessed more than 100-130 deliveries per month since the facilities were modernized.

After retiring from the prominent BN Medical College in Ahmedabad, Shah, a gynecologist, moved to the Vadnagar hospital in 2016 and has been performing three to four caesarean sections almost every day. Its presence in the hospital highlights the relevance of quality doctors in rural areas, which can curb people's plight to cities seeking better treatment.

We receive patients even from nearby districts such as Patan, Radhanpur and also Mehsana, the headquarters of the district of the city of Vadnagar, says Shah, and adds: The neonatal ICU and the ICU are equipped with the best facilities.

The hospital offers free treatment to all patients, including caesarean section operations that cost a minimum of Rs 30,000 in a private nursing home. The hospital has proven to be a blessing to poor patients, who could not afford these expensive treatment processes, says Shah.

He says he has performed more than 10 tuboplasty, a complicated surgery, for which patients regularly come from nearby cities. The expansion of the hospital has reduced the waiting period for patients, which used to be two or three months, Shah said.

The Faculty of Medicine with 600 students is another success story, as it has been the first among all universities affiliated with the University of North Gujarat. 92% of students approved this year, which was the best result at North Gujarat University, Shah added.

The Gujarat Medical Education Research Society, funded by the state government, is the nodal agency for the medical school and the hospital and has already spent more than Rs 350 million rupees from the allocated fund of Rs 600 million rupees.

The prime minister's school settings play in Gandhi

The alma mater of Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Bhagwatacharya Naraincharya High School in the city of Vadnagar - recently organized Mohan to Mahatma, a work based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the father of the nation.

The school invited a group of artists from the PM Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi, to present the work recently.

There could be no better and bigger inspiration for us than Prime Minister Modi, who has made us all proud with his feat, says the school principal, Babubhai Prajapati.

During his visit in 2017, Modi went to the school break protocol and touched his floor on his head, an emotional moment that most school staff remembers. Modi was a student here from 1963-1967. With 760 students and a faculty of more than 15 teachers, the school was one of the first to equip all its facilities with cameras.