The UK backed nodal agencies would begin work on a detailed project report (DPR) to prepare a vision document for the Gandhi medical college (GMC) and its associated hospitals. The DPR is likely to be finalized by December this year. The project is part of the state government’s initiative ‘strengthening performance management’ or SPMG-II programme’, to improve health care and medical education facilities.
“Assessment of facilities at GMC would begin next week. Once the DPR is ready, MPTASK, the consortium backed by nodal agency department for international development (DFID), UK, would suggest interventions, said an official. The MPTASK includes international agencies like family health international FHI 360 (non-profit organisation), Water Aid, Crown Agent (International development specialist in supply chain management, debt management and training), Harvard Medical School and National Institute of Nutrition.
Terms of reference of MPTASK include need assessment and comprehensive survey of the hospital premises, an integrated health management information system (HMIS), standard operating procedures, human resource management, near 50% reduction of load on specialists and teaching faculty.