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June 5, 2019updated 06 Jun 2019 6:10am

Public Works Department to launch new 800-bed hospital in Delhi

The Public Works Department (PWD) is planning to establish a new multi-specialty hospital in north Delhi, India, The Times of India reported.

The Public Works Department (PWD) is planning to establish a new multi-specialty hospital in north Delhi, India, The Times of India reported.

Estimated to cost INR1.5bn ($21.6m), the seven-storey facility will comprise 800 beds. It will span over an area of 16,390 m2.

The capacity of the hospital is a revised one, with the original design proposing a 200-bed facility.

According to the report, the facility will comprise neurology, gynaecology, paediatrics and cardiology departments.

It is also said to deliver out-patient medical care for gynaecology, paediatrics as well as orthopaedics.

The property will include a 390 m2 rainwater harvesting system.

Additionally, it will feature a 1,000-capacity three-level car parking system and a separate raised parking system for use of doctors and ambulances.

Currently, the hospital will have the ability to serve nearly 1,000 patients per day. This figure is expected to increase to around 3,000 in the coming months.

According to the report, 90% of the construction work on the Burari hospital is complete.

It is scheduled to launch by the end of next month.

A PWD official was quoted as saying: “Outstation patients often come with attendants. They stay at the hospital until the patient is discharged — a hospital stay can sometimes last up to a month.

“To ensure their stay is comfortable, PWD is building comfortable rooms for them and earmarking lobbies for their use.”

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