CM lays foundation for ILS multispecialty hospital

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Agartala, Jul 4 (UNI) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today laid the foundation here for a 164-bed international standard multispeciality ILS hospital, to be built by Kolkata based GPT Healthcare Private Limited.

Talking to the media here GPT Managing Director Dr Om Tantia, an internationally reputed laparoscopic surgeon, said the hospital would come into operation by March 2010 at a cost of Rs 100 crore.

Ten per cent of the total bed would be dedicated to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families who would get free treatment except the cost of medicine.

Dr Tantia said the Tripura Government had offered them four acres near the Agartala Airport at nominal cost and the hospital would be constructed on 20,000 sq ft area with eight world class Operation Theaters providing facilities for cardiac surgery, joint replacement, neurosurgery, gynaecology and other super specialities.

''Facilities for Coronary Angiogram in the form of modern Cathlab, 34 ICU beds and a separate neonatal ICU will be set up in the hospital in Agartala to cater to the needs of the state,'' Dr Tantia said, adding that the ILS hospital would facilitate international standard treatment for patients and in second phase it would build cancer surgery unit.

He, however, pointed out that after Kolkata, Agartala was the second venture for GPT group. They were planning to set up another multispeciality hospital in Siliguri, West Bengal to facilitate other Northeastern states besides, North Bengal, Bhutan and Nepal.

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