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    AMU offers its Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College as Level-3 COVID hospital, Yogi government likely to agree

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    Professor Tariq Mansoor wrote that the Aligarh division, which comprises four districts, did not have a Level-3 dedicated-Covid hospital and that the AMU had procured ventilators, oxygen supply and testing machines from its own resources. Level-3 hospitals are supposed to be for serious patients.

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    UP CM Yogi Adityanath
    NEW DELHI: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has offered its Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College as a dedicated Level-3 hospital in the fight against Covid-19 and the BJP government in the state, which has had an uneasy relationship with the institution, is readying to convey its assent.

    The state government's special secretary Shatrunjay Kumar Singh wrote to the state health department on June 29 to provide a proposal along with its recommendation in this regard. This came weeks after Professor Tariq Mansoor, the vice chancellor of AMU, wrote to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on May 23 offering the services of the medical college. ET has seen copies of both the letters.

    Mansoor wrote that the Aligarh division, which comprises four districts, did not have a Level-3 dedicated-Covid hospital and that the AMU had procured ventilators, oxygen supply and testing machines from its own resources. Level-3 hospitals are supposed to be for serious patients.

    “Our doctors, nurses, and medical staff are providing their service day and night in a Covid-19 ward in Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and capacity of the ward has been increased to 80 beds and centralised oxygen supply has been ensured. 10 ventilators have also been provided in the ward, one RT-PCR testing machine has been procured and orders for four more ventilators have been placed,” Mansoor wrote in his letter to the CM.

    “A dialysis machine has also been ordered and an operation theatre, labour room and dialysis facilities are available at the medical college. The AMU has spent from its own resources for these machines and providing treatment,” he wrote.

    Mansoor, who has a master’s in surgery, said the medical college fulfilled all requirements of a Level-3 hospital and that the Aligarh division had no dedicated Level-3 facility. “By designating the medical college as a Level-3 hospital will benefit patients even more,” the letter said.

    The AMU vice chancellor praised the CM’s leadership in fight against Covid-19 and said the AMU was already playing a major part in it. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, established in 1962, consists of 25 departments and three centres.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    Ahmad 38 days ago
    At least now we all should unite to fight coronavirus... good move by AMU,
    Mukund Kansal38 days ago
    Good move by AMU..
    Khwaja Shahid38 days ago
    Good move by the University and the state government. The medical services particularly during the pandemic, should be above the political affiliations and likes and dislikes. VC AMU and CM UP deserve our applause.
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