ON TRACK FROM THE 11TH PLAN
Under the 11th Plan, the modernisation of Nehru Hospital and research blocks is being done and a new 250-bed hospital, including a 90-bed cancer block is being set up. Rs 515 crore for the planned budget and another Rs 370 crore was sanctioned under the OBC Reservation Expansion Plan. Renovation of residential complex and hostels was also done. Apart from that, under the 11th Plan, phase 2 of the Advanced Eye Centre and Advanced Cardiac Centre was to be constructed Work on the Rs 200-crore 250-bed expansion of Nehru Hospital has already started. Estimated construction cost of the building is Rs 112 crore.
The 90-bed centre for cancer will be a boon for the region, where cancer has become a major problem. At present, the institute has just 24 beds for the treatment of patients suffering from cancer. As per data from the PGI’s department of radiotherapy, the institute gets around 6,000 new cases of cancer every year. And every year, around 60,000 patients come for follow-up treatment