In a bid to streamline healthcare delivery and to make it more accessible, the Delhi Government has decided to increase the bed capacity in four hospitals of the city.
A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal approved the proposal according to which bed capacity in four hospitals, Bhagwan Mahavir, Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Guru Govind Singh and Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital will be increased from existing 1,225 to 2,941.
The cabinet has decided to increase the bed capacity of Guru Gobind Singh Hospital to 572 from current strength of 100 beds.
It approved Rs 195 crore for the construction of Mother and Child and screening OPD Block at Dr Baba Sahib Ambedkar Hospital, which will increase the bed capacity to 963 from the existing 500 beds.
The construction of Trauma Centre and Utility Block at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Mangolpuri, at an estimated cost of Rs 118 crore will increase the bed capacity to 662. The hospital has 300-bed strength at present.
Besides, the cabinet approved addition and remodelling work at Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Pitampura, at an estimated cost of Rs 173 crore, to increase the bed strength of this hospital to 744 from the existing 325 beds.