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Delhi govt likely to add 2,000 more beds to city hospitals

Delhi govt likely to add 2,000 more beds to city hospitals
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New Delhi: With an aim to provide better healthcare in Delhi government-run- hospitals, the health department is all set to float tenders to increase over 2,000 bed strengths.

Additionally, the health department is planning to transform the 72 old dispensaries into the polyclinics.

According to an official, a deadline has been fixed while floating the tenders for all the construction work that would be completed within next 15 to 24 months after the release of the tenders. The official also added that health department is also working on to transform the 72 old dispensaries into the new polyclinic with modular setup.

" For this an amount of Rs 95 crore have been allocated from the sanctioned amount of Rs 168 crore, and September 2019 has been fixed as the deadline to complete the project, " he said.

"The bed expansion scheme has already been approved by the cabinet and PWD is in the process of starting work. Tenders for the two hospitals have already been floated, while many more hospitals are preparing to do the same," official added.

The government has approved the construction of a hospital block at Guru Gobind Singh Hospital, Raghubir Nagar, at an estimated cost of Rs 172 crore, which will increase the bed capacity of this facility to 572 beds from the existing 100 beds. It has also approved the construction of a Mother and Child ward and screening OPD Block at Dr Baba Sahib Ambedkar Hospital, Rohini, at an estimated cost of Rs 195 crore, which will increase the bed capacity to 963 from the existing 500 beds.

The construction of Trauma Centre and Utility Block at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Mangolpuri, at an estimated cost of Rs 118 crore will increase the bed capacity to 662, which is 300 beds at present.

Moreover, the government has approved addition and remodelling work at Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Pitampura, at an estimated cost of Rs 173 crore, to increase the bed strength to 744 from the existing 325 beds.

Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital will have a separate tower of four floor, which also will include a basement, and old hospital building will also go through a renovation, official added.

The hospital has around 100 bed capacity, which will later be extended to 151 and the completion work will conclude in next 15 months, for which around Rs 55 crores will be spent, he added.

Following the expansion plan, Acharya Shree Bhikshu Hospital, will have around 370 beds. Currently the hospital has 100 bed. "A new eight-story building will also be constructed under this expansion plan. A maternal and child block will also be built, within next 15 months. The tenders are likely be floated by March."

Bhagwan Mahaveer Hospital, will spend an amount of Rs 173 crore, to extend the bed capacity from the existing 191 beds to 744 beds. Moreover, few new blocks will also be constructed which will include an OPD.

Similarly, Deepchand Hospital Kokiwala, will enhance the bed capacity to 565 from 284 beds in its old building for which nearly Rs 69 crores would be spent.

Rao Tularam Memorial Hospital, Jaafarpur will become a new block in this hospital with seven floor building. Moreover the bed strength will be enhance to 370 from existing 100. An new OPD block will also be created with a service block.

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