Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde Tuesday laid the foundation stone for a super-speciality hospital of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at Chandivali. The hospital will have 250 beds and is being built at a cost of Rs 400 crore.
During the ‘Bhoomi puja’, CM Shinde said that the financial capital of Mumbai has grown to international standards and foreign tourists visit the city in large numbers; and hence Mumbai city is being beautified accordingly. “We also want to improve the health infrastructure in the city to provide better health care to the residents,” he said.
At present, there are four tertiary care hospitals in Mumbai- KEM, Sion, Nair and Cooper. Along with this, the civic body has 16 peripheral hospitals. However, most of the hospitals are understaffed and lack specialists. “It is a welcome move that the authorities are starting another hospital. But they also need to strengthen the already existing hospitals,” said a doctor who works at civic-run Rajawadi Hospital.
CM Shinde also announced the construction of a musical fountain on Powai Lake on the lines of Futala Lake in Nagpur. The Indian Express