New Delhi: Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for a proposal to establish a 100 bedded hospital at Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) in Najafgarh here at an estimated cost of about Rs. 95 Crore.
“The Project envisages setting up of the 100 bedded multi-specialty hospital in the underserved area of Najafgarh in two years and will cater to the local population of 13.65 Lakh spread across 73 villages,” said JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
“This 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,” Nadda elaborated.
Union Health Minister further said that the hospital will include four major clinical services in Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics and Surgery, including a blood bank, diagnostic services and separate Out Patient Departments (OPD) for General Medicine, Surgery, Dental, ENT, Ophthalmology, audiometry and pediatric care. “The hospital will be well staffed with qualified manpower of more than 30 doctors and 40 nurses, apart from 50 Allied and Healthcare staff,” Nadda stated.
It is estimated that the 100 bedded general hospital would be made fully operational by May 2020 along with all departments and requisite human resources.