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Delhi govt to boost health services, will open 7 big hospitals

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New Delhi, May 10 (UNI) As part of its drive to give a fillip to health services in the national capital, the Delhi government is in the process of setting more than half a dozen big hospitals across the city.

After reviewing progress on construction of hospitals in Outer Delhi at a high-level meeting, Health Minister Yoganand Shastri said the proposal to construct a 500-bed super specialty hospital in Dwarka in South West Delhi was under process. Revised modified preliminary estimates for construction of the hospital were to be receiving from the Public Works Department before things progressed further.

He said for the construction of a 200-bed hospital in Ambedkar Nagar in South Delhi, the government had requested Delhi Development Authority to allot 5.5 acres land, which was earmarked for setting up a district health centre.

Dr Shastri said for constructing a hospital in Mehrauli in South Delhi, the Divisional Commissioner had been requested for allotment of 68 Bigha and one Biswa land at Chattarpur Village. Senior officials of the health and revenue departments had already visited the area for site selection and demarcation of land for hospital.

The panchayat department had agreed in principle to allot the land.

He said the government would construct a 50-bed Maternity and Child Hospital in Madanpur Khadar (South Delhi) in an area of 2,532 sq m.

And for constructing a 200-bed hospital in Hastsal (West Delhi), the health department had requested DDA to allocate four acres of land in Vikaspuri, he added.

Delhi Health Minister said for constructing a 200-bed hospital in Najafgarh (South West Delhi), the government had requested the Centre to handover 20 acre of land that had been earmarked for a primary health center/rural health training center there.

He informed that for constructing a 200-bed hospital in Nangloi (North West Delhi), land would be acquired at Mundka and for this purpose local MLA, SDM and a representative of the health department would do a joint inspection.

The meeting reviewed the progress of expanding medical facilities and construction of infrastructure in Outer Delhi Parliamentary Constituency. It was attended by local MP Sajjan Kumar, MLAs Vijay Lochav, Dr Bijendra Singh, Balram Tanwar and Chairman of Municipal Coporation of Delhi's Standing Committee Jai Kishan, Principal Secretary (Health) D S Negi and senior officials of the health department.

Besides hospitals, Dr Shastri said the state government was also going to open a Integrated Health Centre/Dispensary in Bawana resettlement colony in North Delhi and for this the department was in touch with the slum department.

Three health Centres/Despensaries -- one each at sector 2, sector 12 and sector 19 -- has been opened in Dwarka in South West Delhi and by August 3 more dispensaries would be ready for the service in the sub-city at sector 10, sector 14 and sector 17.

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