He also laid foundation stone for another 100-bed prefabricated hospital which will be set up on the first floor of the Laundry Bhavan.
After inaugurating the centralized laundry, Nitish inspected the new facility and inquired about its functioning and arrangements from the NMCH officials.
State’s health department has authorized a private agency for running the centralized laundry which would wash the bed-sheets, towels and other clothes used by the important medical institutions like the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), NMCH and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology (IGIC), a health department official told TOI on Friday.
The centralized laundry, which is equipped with modern equipment, can wash clothes up to 10 to 12 ton per day.
It is the country’s biggest centralized laundry, a communique issued from the chief minister’s office said.
“All 100 beds in the prefabricated field hospital, which was inaugurated today, have arrangement of oxygen supply through pipeline. The hospital, set up on the prefabricated technique, has six chambers for doctors, seven nurse stations, one operation theater, one X-ray room, one isolation room, one gym and one blood sample collection center,” the communique said.
The officials have been asked to complete the proposed prefabricated 100-bed hospital inside the NMCH campus in next three months, the communique said.
The chief minister’s principal secretary Deepak Kumar, additional chief secretary (health) Pratyaya Amrit, health secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh, Patna DM Chandrashekhar Singh and several other officials were present on the occasion.