Hos­pi­tal to treat in­fec­tious dis­eases to be built at Khare­gaon

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Megha Pol

It will not only ben­e­fit the peo­ple of Thane but also those from Dom­bivli, Kalyan, Ul­has­na­gar, Bhi­wandi, Va­sai, Vi­rar, Navi Mum­bai, Mira-Bhayan­der, Da­hanu, Wada, Mokhada and the ru­ral belt. SAN­JAY MORE, Thane mayor

THANE: The city will soon get a 100-bed hos­pi­tal to treat in­fec­tious and com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­ease on par with the Kas­turba Hos­pi­tal in Mum­bai, an­nounced Thane mayor San­jay More. The hos­pi­tal will be set up at a 4-acre re­served plot in Khare­gaon and will cater to the en­tire dis­trict.

Thane dis­trict has a pop­u­la­tion of 2 crores while the city’s 23 lakhs.

“The city has pro­vided hos­pi­tal and pri­mary health-care cen­tres to res­i­dents. How­ever, they have to go all the way to Mum­bai to treat se­ri­ous in­fec­tious dis­eases. Lot of time is lost in travel so we de­cided to set up a sim­i­lar hos­pi­tal in Thane,” said More.

The hos­pi­tal will have 100 beds and will have a sep­a­rate ward for each type of in­fec­tious dis­eases, 20-bed ICU and a sep­a­rate ICU for chil­dren.

To be built in an area of 1.7 lakh sqm, the bud­get for the hos­pi­tal will be Rs37.05 crore.

“The ICU and the hos­pi­tal will be equipped with all mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing PFT ma­chines, ven­ti­la­tors, ICU mon­i­tors, pulse oxymeter, in­fu­sion pump, ECG ma­chines, dig­i­tal X-ray ma­chines, por­ta­ble ma­chines and sonog­ra­phy ma­chines. The hos­pi­tal will also have a state of art lab­ora- tory along with an au­to­clave and laun­dry sec­tion,” More added.

The ex­penses of doc­tors and staff of the hos­pi­tal will be Rs7.6 crore an­nu­ally.

“It will not only ben­e­fit the peo­ple of Thane but also those from Dom­bivli, Kalyan, Ul­has­na­gar, Bhi­wandi, Va­sai, Vi­rar, Navi Mum­bai, Mira-Bhayan­der, Da­hanu, Wada, Mokhada and the ru­ral belt,” More said.

Health of­fi­cer of TMC RT Ken­dre said, “We had made a pro­posal for such a hos­pi­tal and send it to the state for ap­proval of funds.”

This was de­cided in a meet­ing be­tween Thane guardian min­is­ter Ek­nath Shinde and health min­is­ter Deepak Sawant on Fri­day. The pro­posal for the hos­pi­tal will be tabled in the gen­eral body meet­ing to be held this month.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.