The government will incur an additional cost of Rs 45 crore to increase the hospital’s capacity by 338 beds.
The 262-bed hospital was commissioned in 2010 and is being constructed on a 2.47 acre plot at a cost of Rs 117 crore.
“Currently, the average cost of each bed is around Rs 45 lakh. When we reviewed the hospital, which has been designed by a private company, we found a lot of space was not utilised properly,” Jain said.
Jain also said as mentioned in the AAP manifesto, the government will work towards increasing hospital beds in Delhi from 10,600 to 40,000 in the coming years.
“Earlier, there was nobody to check the efficiency of hospitals. But from now on, we will keep a track of the efficiency of all the hospitals and will provide services that are better and cheaper than private hospitals,” Jain said.
He also said the government is planning to extend the medical services in the city by starting two delayed super-specialty projects — Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital in East Delhi’s Tahirpur and Janakpuri Super Speciality Hospital in West Delhi.
Sources said the government will review and revive the projects in six months.