Patients to wait more for better facilities at SGH

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 25 March 2018

Pune: Patients visiting the Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) near Pune station will have to wait for a few more years to access facilities planned in the new 13-storey building, as the construction work of the building will take time to complete. 

The 13-storey facility, which was planned and sanctioned a decade ago to cope with the rising number of patients visiting SGH, will have specialised surgical ICUs, operation theatres, advanced teaching labs, drug store and other facilities.

Pune: Patients visiting the Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) near Pune station will have to wait for a few more years to access facilities planned in the new 13-storey building, as the construction work of the building will take time to complete. 

The 13-storey facility, which was planned and sanctioned a decade ago to cope with the rising number of patients visiting SGH, will have specialised surgical ICUs, operation theatres, advanced teaching labs, drug store and other facilities.

Bharatkumar Baviskar, Executive Engineer at PWD, said three more tenders are yet to be called for and there is some work yet to be completed.

While basic work on the 13-storey structure has been completed, work related to painting, plumbing, furniture, electricity and others are pending, which would take another few years before the facility is ready for people to use. The facility will have 470 general beds and 90 intensive care units.

In 2008, around Rs 70 crore was given for construction of the new building, which was expected to come up in three years.

SGH has a facility of 1,296 beds and caters to 1 crore population of Pune district and nearby areas. 

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