Centre gives its nod for a 250-bed hospital in Haldwani
Haldwani: In a major relief to people in Kumaon, Dr Sushila Tiwari Medical College and Hospital has got permission from the Centre for opening of a 250-bed hospital. Earlier, the matter was is limbo since approvals were not coming.
The encouraging move came after the state government announced an increase in the number of seats of MBBS from next session onwards. CMS Rawat, principal, government medical college, said, “With this approval, it will be easier for us to cater to more people from the region. We are waiting for the procedures of land transfer and other pending things from the forest department. As soon as forest department clears everything, we will start construction to finish it soon enough.”
The initial cost of the project is deemed around Rs 20 crore. At present the government medical college and hospital has 650 beds for patients of Kumaon region. On an average, more than 600 patients are in different wards of the institutions sometimes rendering the administration incapable of providing nore facilities to surging population. The out patient department caters to around 1,500-2,000 patients on a daily basis.