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Gap Analysis for Phase II Expansion in tertiary care hospital at Rajkot


  • Prabhat Govindan
  • Agency : Gap Analysis, Tertiary Care Hospital, Hospital Planning; Equipment Planning
  • Objective : The general objective of this study was to assess the gap that exists and need to be fulfilled in terms of manpower and equipments, in order to ramp up form stage 1 to stage 2 of the hospital services. Specific objectives include equipment planning, manpower planning and setting up timelines for completion of the ramp up.
  • Background : Proper planning is a key ingredient in starting a new project as well as ramping up services and facility from one phase to another. This study was conducted to analyze the gap in terms of two key essential ingredients are manpower, and medical equipments.
  • Methodology : This was analyzed through a gap analysis done by mapping the existing equipments available and establishing the actual requirement as per the standard ratios used by the equipment planners
  • Findings : It was seen that there is a major requirement in the form of syringe pumps, around sixty is required and patient monitors, twenty, ten ventilators and five each of defibrillators, pulse oxymeters and ECG machines. These are the basic equipments which are required to operationalize and admit patients in ward and ICU. In case of equipments, it was also found that additional equipments in the form of Patient monitors, ventilators, pulse oxymeters, defibrillators, syringe pumps, ECG machine need to be accounted for. In case of manpower it was seen that an additional number of specialists, doctors and nurses will be required to be recruited in order to push off the Phase II plans. Along with it the timelines for acquiring the additional task force and equipments were worked and displayed in the form of Gantt Charts, with task numbered in the order of priority.
  • Recommendations : It was seen that the recruitment process, can be completed in about four to six weeks, and the equipment purchase process will take about 8 weeks, hence once can start rolling the beds in two months or eight weeks time.
to assess the gap that exists and need to be fulfilled in terms of manpower and equipments, in order to ramp up form stage 1 to stage 2 of the hospital services.