PUNE: In order to provide cheaper health service to more citizens, the Central government has given its approval to one more hospital, which will come up in place of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) hospital in Bibvewadi area, informed BJP MLA from Parvati constituency Madhuri Misal.
While speaking to mediapersons, she said, “At present, there is ESIC hospital in Bibvewadi area. I initiated this issue to build a new hospital having 500 beds on the lines of Sassoon General Hospital in the city. The Central government has given its approval to the ESIC hospital at the same site. In the first phase, the government has promised to provide Rs 53 crore for the hospital. Now, renovation work is going on. In the first phase, they will build a 200-bed hospital spread on 16.50 acres of land in Bibvewadi.”
She further said, “I met Union Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar with the help of MP Anil Shirole and explained to him the importance of hospitals in the city. They agreed and sanctioned funds for the hospital.”
“The government has also started the process of appointing an architect and Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the hospital, which will be run by ESIC. Bhumi pujan will be done in November this year,” she further added.
ESIC official DG Rajkumar, Medical Superintendent Dr RK Kataria, were present at the press conference.
Multi-modal transport hub project to begin soon
Madhuri Mishal has announced that the multi-modal transport hub work will start soon and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will be attending the bhumi pujan, which will be held next month. The project will be executed on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model, which will be spread on 20 acres of land. PMC, State Transport (ST) and PMPML have a total 17 acres of land. The project needs another three acres of land, which is given on lease by PMC.
The multi-modal transport hub will include Metro station, State transport and PMPML depot, Auto Rickshaw stand, private taxi service centre and shopping and commercial complex. It will have five underground floors and 25 floors above the ground. Two roads will be built from Swargate canal joining Nehru Stadium and Shankarsheth Road. MahaMetro will need a total of Rs 1,600 crore to complete the project.