In a boost to the health infrastructure of the national capital, the Delhi government late on Wednesday night announced that the city will soon have 11 new hospitals that will add more than 10,000 beds to the health infrastructure of the city.
The government released a press statement after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the PWD portfolio, reviewed various health infrastructure projects on Wednesday.
Recently, 70 isolation rooms have been set up across six hospitals in Delhi to tackle the monkeypox situation. The announcement came on Tuesday, hours after the national capital reported its third case of the viral disease
Sisodia reviewed the progress of construction works at hospitals being built at Siraspur, Jwalapuri, Madipur, Hastsal (Vikaspuri) as well as seven new semi-permanent ICU hospitals with a capacity of 6,838 ICU beds, said a government statement.
“These 11 new hospitals will give a boost to the health infrastructure of Delhi and lakhs of Delhiites will be able to take advantage of it. With these new hospitals, 10,000-plus hospital beds will be added to the capital’s healthcare infrastructure,” it said.
The officials informed Sisodia that the construction work of all these hospitals will be completed by the end of next year.
Of the four hospitals being built by the Delhi government in Jwalapuri, Madipur, Hastsal and Siraspur, the 11-storey facility at Siraspur will have the capacity of 1,164 beds, while others will have the capacity of 691 beds each, according to the statement.
Twenty of these rooms have been set up at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital, the nodal centre for treatment of confirmed and suspected cases of monkeypox, while 10 isolation rooms each have been established in five other hospitals in the city.
These five hospitals include GTB Hospital, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, both run by the city government; and three private hospitals, namely Kailash Deepak Hospital, MD City Hospital and Batra Hospital, Tughlakabad, the official said.
With PTI inputs
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