Planned three years ago, district general hospital for Nagpur with 100 beds is all set to become a reality. The state’s public works department (PWD) is likely to complete the project in 2 years. West Nagpur MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh told TOI, PWD had issued work order to NS Constructions for civil works last month. “All formalities related to the project have been completed. We will try our best to bring the new hospital into operation as soon as possible,” he said. The project will come up on sprawling 8.90-acre land adjacent to Regional Mental Hospital at Pagalkhana square. The state public health department had approved the project at the cost of ₹28.48 crore. PWD executive engineer Rajkumar Jaiswal said G+1 floor building of the hospital will be developed as green building. “Civil works cost is ₹16.04 crore. NS Constructions bagged the work quoting 15.14 percent below for ₹13.72 crore. All green initiatives like solar power, rain water harvesting, construction materials etc. will be utilized in the building. Contractor has to complete the work within 18 months,” he said.
The public health department and PWD will spend the remaining amount on electrification, interiors, furniture, medical equipment, and additional works. District civil surgeon will be in charge of the hospital. That office too will be shifted from Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital to district hospital Deshmukh said hospital will be a major relief for thousands of people from West, South-West, North Nagpur and rural parts of the district. “There is no government hospital in in this part of the city. I have sought time of CM Devendra Fadnavis for bhoomipuja and it will be done soon,” he said. All types of medical services— X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, Operation theatre, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Out Patients Department (OPD)— will be available here. It will be fourth government hospital in the city after Government Medical College and Hospital, IGGMC, Super Specialty and Daga Hospital. – TOI