A 500-bed paediatric hospital has opened at Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, reported Hindustan Times.

This is the second children’s hospital in the state after GB Pant Hospital.

The hospital has been built at Bemina with a cost of around $14.10m.

Bemina Children’s Hospital head of department for paediatrics Dr Muzaffar Jan was quoted as saying: “This is a 500-bed hospital as opposed to the 250 beds in the old one.”

Dr Jan added: “Child cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology – all these facilities and paediatric surgery and orthopaedics are being brought under one roof so that patients get holistic care under one roof.”

The hospital is equipped with other facilities such as medical oxygen plants of 3000 lpm capacity, central heating system etc.

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It was built after GB Pant hospital, which opened in 2007, was facing severe congestion due to influx of paediatric patients.

Meanwhile, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah has laid foundation stone for two hospitals with a total bed capacity of 1,100 in the Indian state of Gujarat.

The hospital with 750 bed capacity is being built by Kutch Radiology and Imaging Centre (KRIC), reported The Print.  

This hospital is built at KRIC College Campus in Kalol city of Gandhinagar.

It will feature OPD, indoor facilities, X-ray, radiology, laboratory, operation theatre, obstetrics, ICU and ultrasound, and other modern facilities.

The other hospital in Gujarat’s Sanand city will have capacity to feature 350 beds, which can be expanded to up to 500 beds.

The ESIC hospital is being built with an investment of Rs5bn ($61m) on 9.5-acre land, and will feature an OPD, indoor facilities, X-ray, radiology, laboratory, operation theatre, obstetrics and gynaecology facilities, ICU and ultrasound among other modern facilities, reported LiveMint.