‘Sassoon Hosp’s new bldg to be ready after 18 mths’

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 6 May 2018

Pune: The 11-storeyed new building at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) will need 18 more months to be completed, said Girish Mahajan, State Minister for Water Resources and Medical Education. He was interacting with mediapersons after a meeting at SGH on Saturday. 

“The construction of the 11-storeyed building would end soon. Now funds are available. There were some technical difficulties in the tender process from the Public Works Department (PWD). But now it is sorted out," Mahajan said.

Pune: The 11-storeyed new building at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) will need 18 more months to be completed, said Girish Mahajan, State Minister for Water Resources and Medical Education. He was interacting with mediapersons after a meeting at SGH on Saturday. 

“The construction of the 11-storeyed building would end soon. Now funds are available. There were some technical difficulties in the tender process from the Public Works Department (PWD). But now it is sorted out," Mahajan said.

"Furniture, lift and other important things are in the final stages of installment and Rs 55 crore funds are awaited. Also, Rs 20 crore from the Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) office has been finalised. It will take 18 more months to get the final work done,” he added.

Incentives for doctors
Mahajan declared that doctors performing operations at government hospitals under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jeevandayi Yojana will get incentives for their work.

“It is seen that many doctors working with the government hospital are also practising privately. To stop this and address this issue we will be giving incentives for their work. Such malpractices were noticed in Kolhapur recently,” said Mahajan. 

Mahajan said medical colleges should also focus on research.
“Beside treatment, research should be at the forefront. There is a lot of patient burden on these colleges but that should not let the students step away from research as it is the base for the future of medicine,” said Mahajan.

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