In its effort to augment medical infrastructure in the city, administration and health department have identified land for hospitals at six places in the city. This also include two hospitals in trans Hindon areas where there is no government hospital and there have been long standing demand from residents for at least one government hospital.

"The whole exercise started when Ghaziabad MP VK Singh presented a 21-point charter of demands to the chief minister Yogi Adityanath in which he laid emphasis on more government hospitals in the city" said Prem Ranjan Singh, SDM (sadar). "This led to administration in consultation with chief medical officer to identify land for hospitals and as per plan we have initiated a process to set up six government hospitals in the city and we have already identified 5 LMC land for it" added Singh.

In trans Hindon area administration have identified a 1500 sqm of land in Khoda and another 5 acres of land in Morti. "Initially we were looking for land in Vasundhara but due to unavailability of land we decided to acquire land in Morti which is just 4 Km from Vasudnhara" said Singh. "Khoda colony with lack basic civic amenities was the natural choice for setting up of hospital and we are glad that we could lay hands on a 1500 sq m of land for the same" added Singh.

Other areas where land for hospitals have been earmarked are Loni where 2.8 hectares of LMC land will be acquired, 1.5 acres in Bhojpur block 1.5 acre, 1 acre in Tilla Farukhnagar while hunt for land in Vijaynagar is underway. These hospitals will be a 100-beded hospitals and will cater to health needs of about 30 percent of the city's population. As of now there are three government hospitals which includes MMG hospital, Combined Hospital in Sanjay Nagar and Women Hospital. "After completing the process of identifying land a proposal will be sent to the state government which in turn will decide on fund allocation and other needs" said Singh.  – TOI


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