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Cabinet gives nod for 100-bed hospital in Delhi

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Approves construction and operationalisation of a general hospital at Najafgarh, New Delhi

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the construction of a 100-bed hospital in Delhi’s Najafgarh area at an estimated cost of Rs 95 crore.

According to an official statement, “The project envisages setting up of the 100-bedded hospital in Najafgarh in two years to cater to the local population of 13.65 lakh spread across 73 villages. The hospital is expected to be fully operational by May 2020 along with all departments and requisite human resources.”

The hospital will have medicine, gynaecology, paediatric surgery and blood bank, Out Patient Departments (OPD) for general medicine, surgery, dental, ENT, ophthalmology, audiometry and paediatrics care through a staff of more than 30 doctors and 40 nurses, apart from 50 allied and healthcare staff.

The hospital will address a long-standing healthcare access issue for the local population, especially for the vulnerable sections including women and children. It will provide child and maternal services, trauma care and basic primary diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and curative services in the area,” the statement added.

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