The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave nod to establish 100-bed hospital at Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC), Najafgarh, New Delhi.
Equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities, the hospital will cost around Rs 95 crore.
The hospital will cater people with four major clinical services in medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and surgery.
Responding to the development, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, said that the approval follows the Prime Minister’s vision and upholds the spirit of ‘SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas’.
“The Project envisages setting up of the 100-bed multi-speciality hospital in underserved area of Najafgarh in two years and will cater to the local population of 13.65 Lakh spread across 73 villages,” Nadda said.
“This hospital will address a long-standing healthcare access issue for the local population, especially for the vulnerable sections including women and children. It will provide child and maternal services, trauma care and basic primary diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and curative services in the area,” Nadda elaborated.
The Minister said the hospital will be well staffed with qualified manpower of more than 30 doctors and 40 nurses, apart from 50 allied and healthcare staff.
It is estimated that the hospital would be made fully operational by May 2020 along with all departments and requisite human resources.