BOKAKHAT, Jan 16 � Vivekananda Kendra NRL Hospital, which was established in 1998 in the month of April at the 16th unit of NRL township with one doctor, is providing various facilities to the patients covering a major part of Golaghat district.
With a view to bring it to the knowledge of the public, the Vevekananda Kendra Numaligarh Refinery Hospital authority organised a press meet with the correspondents of print and electronic media on January 7 at Vevekananda Hospital�s conference hall.
In the welcome address, Medical Director of the hospital Dr Subrata Kumar Chakrabarty and Superintendent Dr Ranjan Kr Mahanta apprised the mediapersons about various activities executed by the hospital. The hospital, since its establishment, has been providing affordable medical services to patients hailing from outside NRL area.
As per hospital record, the OPD block was commissioned on May 12 of 1999 and doctors were recruited in various disciplines. An emergency service with minor OT support and two essential departments, pathology and radiology, were also added later. In-patient services with a bed strength of 30 were also provided later, wherein labour room, obstertrics and gynaecology, neonatal ward, major OT and central supply and sterilization unit were included.
The hospital authority introduced special medical services in 2001 with extra visiting specialist for different essential departments. Laparoscopic surgery, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), blood bank, 500 MA-ray machine, quality service scheme, hospital computerisation, physiotherapy unit and tele-consultation facilities were also accommodated in the hospital.
Dr Mahanta, the Superintendent of the hospital, told the press that last year a total of 42,834 outdoor patients had been provided treatment. Patients from Nagaland also get proper treatment from the hospital staff. A consultant centre was established in 2011 to facilitate consultation with specialist from India and abroad.