Residents of coal town and adjoining districts can now expect advanced healthcare facilities. The construction work of the new 300-bed and two-storey building of Sadar Hospital in Hirapur, Dhanbad, has been completed. The district health authorities will soon write to the state health, medical education and family welfare department to initiate appointment of doctors and other staff at the hospital. The construction of the hospital building, for which the state government had sanctioned a budget of ₹4.88 crore in June, 2008, started in 2009.
Jharkhand Rajya Bhavan Nirman Nigam with the help of private contractor Messers Aman Enterprises of Ranchi had undertaken the construction work, which was scheduled to be complete by 2012. “The estimated budget was later revised to ₹9.07 crore due to delay in the construction work. Finally, the entire building took shape last month,” said Dhanbad MLA Raj Sinha. Chief minister Raghubar Das during his visit to the coal town on May 9 to inaugurate the Asian Dwarkadas Jalan Super Specialty Hospital had also assured that the Sadar Hospital building would be ready within a month.
“Besides providing additional health care revenue, Sadar Hospital will decrease the load on 500-bed Patliputra Medical College and Hospital, which alone caters to over 20 lakh residents of Giridih, Chatra, Sahebganj, Jamtara, Godda and Dhanbad,” said Sinha. Assistant chief medical officer of Dhanbad, Chandrambika Srivastava, who is also the acting civil surgeon of Dhanbad, said the hospital would be functional by year-end. “We got the handover of the building and documentation work in this regard was complete on June 2,” she added. – Telegraph India