Gaya: Gaya chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) adopted the police hospital located on the Police Lines premises. The police hospital was lying abandoned for the last several years due to lack of medical and civil infrastructure.
The renovated outdoor hospital was inaugurated by Gaya Senior SP Amit Lodha.
Thanking the Gaya IMA chapter for showing concern for the health requirements of the police personnel and their family members, the SSP said the IMA initiative will benefit the nearly 1,400 strong district constabulary and about 250 officers in different categories.
Last year, the Gaya IMA chapter had organised a medical check-up camp for police personnel. The health check-up camp results revealed the high incidence of hypertension, diabetes, obesity and other stress and lifestyle related problems among the police personnel.
The IMA also planned to conduct HIV test of the police personnel but a majority of the policemen have been shying away from HIV test and consent of the person is mandatory for conducting HIV tests. OPD facilities have been started.
The IMA will also run a six-bed hospital and the pre-functioning work will begin soon. The renovation cost will be borne by the IMA.
A panel of 29 members of Gaya IMA including specialists from medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology and paediatrics have volunteered OPD service at the adopted police hospital.
The patients requiring diagnostic help including pathological tests and radiological examination will also be provided free service at centres run by Gaya IMA members. Reference from the police hospital will be required for such free service.
Senior members of the Gaya IMA including its past presidents Dr A N Rai and Dr Farasat Hussain were present at the hospital adoption ceremony.
Other medical professionals present on the occasion included Dr S K Panda, Dr Shakeb Zaman, Dr Abhay Sinha, Dr Ratan Kumar, Dr Anita Sinha and Dr Shahbaz Hussain.