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Delhi to construct new hospitals to boost health infra

Delhi government decides to set a target of commissioning two new hospitals and start working on the construction of eight others in the national capital in the current year

In an attempt to boost the region’s health infrastructure, the Delhi government has decided to set a target of commissioning two new hospitals and also start working on the construction of eight others in the national capital during the current year.

The national capital is considered to have one of the best medical facilities in India. It is an integral part of the city and houses a number of government and non-government organisations offering health facilities. Moreover, the Delhi Master Plan-2021, which includes major developmental proposals undertaken by the Delhi government, includes major infrastructural changes in the city. Construction of new hospitals, which are equipped with advanced technologies and facilities are part of this plan.
Speaking to reporters, Health minister A K Walia said that the ground works for the construction of the eight hospitals has already been completed. The clarifications by Mr Walia were given after noting that Public Works Department had been told to hasten their work on projects.
Hospitals in the pipeline
Mr Walia also added that five 200 bedded hospitals will be coming up at Burai, Madipur, Siraspur, Ambedkar Nagar and Hastsal. Two 100-bedded hospitals will also come up at Sarita Vihar and Pooth Khurd. A 750-bedded hospital is also being set up at Dwarka.  
The government will also commission a 200-bedded hospital at Kokiwala Bagh and another at Janakpuri, which will be a super speciality hospital. In this hospital 50 beds will be reserved for cancer patients while another 25 for patients requiring dialysis in the Janakpuri hospital.
Mr Walia added that this step by the government will go a long way in expanding the quality health services in various parts of the city including rural localities.
Abhishek Sen, a Delhi resident says, “The Delhi government has really been pro-active in setting up quality hospitals and other health centres. These hospitals are equipped with world class facilities and are the best of their kind.”
A separate cell will also be constituted to co-ordinate construction of new hospitals with various agencies.
Sambuddha Sengupta

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