New Delhi, Aug 29 (UNI) The Dwarka Sub-city, which is developing fast, would have a 750-bedded super-specialty hospital in the next few years.
Dedicated to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the hospital, the first phase of which would be commissioned in 2010 with an estimated cost of Rs 350 crore, would be known as Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi Hospital.
Laying the foundation stone of the hospital in a function organised at sector-9, site of the hospital, which is very close to Delhi Metro Station, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said her government was committed to provide quality healthcare in the capital city for which comprehensive expansion/construction of hospitals and dispensaries have been undertaken.
It was also been ensured that better healthcare facilities were made available to poor and vulnerable sections of the society and villagers.
Ms Dikshit said 10 more hospitals were in the pipeline for Outer Delhi villages. Apart from this, a number of well-developed, well-equipped dispensaries have also been commissioned.
With commissioning of the super-specialty hospital, which would have an attached Medical College, healthcare needs of around five lakh residents of Dwarka and number of unauthorised-regularised colonies would be taken care of properly.
The teaching hospital would accommodate 150 students as per the norms of Medical Council of India. Ms Dikshit added that this would add another feather to the crown of Dwarka as it has already been awarded a Metro line, NSIT, Campus of GGSIP University, IIIT, Fire Station, Integrated Technical Institute, convenient entry through flyover and underpass.
Also present on the occasion were Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri, local MP Sajjan Kumar, MLAs Vijay Lochav and Dharam Dev Solanki, Principal Secretary (Health) Rakesh Behari and senior officers of Health and Family Welfare Department and the PWD.
Speaking on the occasion, Health Minister Yoganand Shastri said the foundation laying ceremony was organised after completion of all formalities as the present government did not believe in only making announcements. He announced that an Ayurvedic Research Hospital cum Medical College at Khera Dabar would be commissioned within six months as its work is running ahead of schedule.
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