Hospital to treat infectious diseases to be built at Kharegaon
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.