Ahmedabad Civil Hospital to be renovated at Rs 911.68 cr

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Gandhinagar, Nov 12 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today announced a new visionary health care social infrastructure project for Ahmedabad Civil Hospital at a project cost of Rs 911.68 crore to be completed by 2010.

Addressing mediapersons here, Mr Modi said that to provide records in Human Development Index and social infrastructure services, the state government had decided to initiate renovation and restructuring of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital.

He said the present bed capacity of the hospital is of 2150, which would be increased to 5150 beds and it also includes ultra modern infrastucture facilities, cutting edge technologies, modern OPD and a slew of measures to upgrade and make quality changes in healthcare.

The Chief Minister said that this will be Gujarat government's initiative in bringing qualitative changes in the social health infrastructure which will go a long way in strengthening health care social infrastructure sectors. Under the transformation process, the new hospital will have one additional Trauma Centre and Multi speciality and super speciality healthcare and medical education to accommodate more medical students.

The transformation of the hospital will take place in three phased manner. In the first phase, there will be transformation of all the blocks--B J medical college, Dental College and Hospital, laboratory blocks, new trauma centre, opthalmic institutes and other basic infrastructures liake road, drainages, electrification, nursing college at an expenditure of Rs 289.05 crore.

In the second phase UG hostels, PG hostels, PG married students apartments, professor apartments, guest house and mess would be improvised and new dean bungalows and housing blocks will be built, which would incur an expenditure of Rs 235 crore and the third phase will take care of day to day needs of the patients, New Civil Hospital Complex, Parking and other important infrastructure, at a cost of Rs 325 crore, he added.

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