Mortality rates declining for better health service

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CMC Hospital

Mortality rates declining for better health service

 Sahajada Emran, Cumilla

 Published: 03:46 PM, 6 February 2020   Updated: 04:08 PM, 6 February 2020

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The medical health service at Comilla Medical College (CMC) has increased, especially, after the joining of former civil surgeon Dr. Mujibur Rahman as director, the appearance of the hospital has changed. 

Meanwhile, the hospital has recently released statistics on the quality and number of patients in all departments from last year. According to the statistics, 3,03,841 people were taken outdoor service in 2018 and 3,61,347 people in 2019. In 2018, 6,03,297 people were admitted in inter-department and 7,09,761 people were admitted in 2019. 

Around 2,01,791 surgeries have been done in 2018 where 2.43 lakh in 2019. 2,49,760 pathology testes were done in 2018 which later exceeds 3,55,843 in 2019. 

14,705 X-Rays have been done in 2018 and 29,484 in 2019. 10,300 ECG in 2018 and 12,769 in 2019. An ultrasonogram of 13,172 people has been done in 2018, and 18,767 in 2019. 

The use of hospital-beds is increased by 161 to 189. Daily average admission is 183 to 219. The average in staying hospital is decreased as it was 4.39 in 2018 and in 2019, it was reduced to 4.18 days. 

The average mortality rate in the hospital has decreased to 1.97 percent in 2018 and reduced to 1.78 percent in 2019. Besides, the hospital authorities also claimed that none of the dengue patients died at CMC Hospital.

Md. Monirul Islam, a relative of a patient form South Rajarpara of the sadar, said the quality of health service is fairly good. “More attention should be paid to cleanliness.”

Word Master Elias Mia said the service has been good for the past few years. Officers and staff are coming to the office on time. In some terms there is a manpower crisis, if it is resolved then more services can be provided, he added

CMC Hospital Director Dr. Md. Mujibur Rahman said special importance towards health service is being given in ahead of Mujib Year. The ICU will be launched. Cleanliness is being monitored. An application has been made to upgrade 1000 beds.

He said 900 patients are admitted to the 500-bed hospital. There is manpower for 250-beds, so a letter has been given to increase the manpower. Separate meetings with officers and staff have been held. A complaint box has also been set up for the relatives of the patients. Any complaint will be taken into consideration, he added