The Paediatric Department at RDT Hospital, Kalyandurg was started in the year 2008 with 20 beds. The Hospital is located in a semi urban area to provide quality care at minimum charges to the children of rural areas. No paediatric services are available within approximately a 70 km radius of this hospital. Therefore, it becomes the sole facility which people in that area can utilise for paediatric consultation and treatment having around 350 outpatients and 250 inpatients every day for the same. As only 20 beds were available in the earlier in the facility and occupancy rate was very high, doctors used to refer the cases to other hospitals due to shortage of beds.
Keeping this problem in view, it was proposed to construct a new paediatric ward in the hospital. For efficient planning and effective long term utilisation of the new ward, the architects and engineers also considered the opinions of Paediatricians while designing it. The construction of the ward started in October 2013 and was completed in June 2015.
Now, total 29 beds are available in this ward including High Dependency, Isolation and Paediatric casualty. Because of the new ward, paediatricians are able to provide inpatient services to more children and the number of referred cases due to shortage of beds has greatly reduced. The hospital staff members also feel more contended as they can now serve more people and don’t have to send back anyone in need.
“Now we are able to provide good healthcare to more children. I am so thankful to RDT for constructing this child friendly building.”
Director-RDT Hospital Kalyandurg, Head- Paediatric Department