A100-bed trauma centre and government hospital will be constructed in Jewar area of Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, adjacent to the Yamuna Expressway.
State health minister, Jai Pratap Singh, confirmed that the government has given an in-principle approval for the project following the request of Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh.
“World’s fourth largest international airport is going to be constructed in Jewar area and this has attracted a lot of development in the area. A trauma centre and hospital adjacent to the Yamuna Expressway has been approved by the government,” Jai Pratap Singh said.
The 165-km-long Yamuna Expressway, which connects the National Capital Region (NCR) to Agra and West UP, witnesses over 100 deaths each year and thousands of accidents.
According to data of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), about 700 people have lost their lives on this Expressway since it became operational in 2012.
“A trauma centre at the Expressway will help save many lives. Also, during the second wave of Covid, a dire need of big government hospital was felt in the area. This hospital will serve both purposes and will provide free treatment to thousands of local villagers as well as city dwellers,” said Dhirendra Singh. India Today