A ₹12 crore budget has been released to complete the Joint Hospital Project
In an attempt to bolster medical aid across Uttar Pradesh, the state authorities have decided to set up joint hospitals in Kanpur and Jewar. Planned to be developed under the authority of the State Construction Corporation, both the health centres will be equipped with 100 beds, each. As per reports, the administration has released a collective budget of ₹12 crores to kickstart these projects.
Boosting the health infrastructure across Uttar Pradesh
Medical and health infrastructure in Kanpur is set to strengthen with a new combined hospital at the Maurang Mandi, Kidwai Nagar, highlighted reports. The new provision is expected to cost around ₹45 crores and the state has cleared the first instalment of ₹6 crores for the same.
The state has clarified that the hospital project in Kanpur will be implemented only after the environmental clearance. Construction will begin once the concerned authorities green flag the project.
Similarly, 100-bed joint hospital is also lined up in Gautam Budh Nagar's Jewar, to be built at a cost of ₹45 crores. For this also, a ₹6 crore instalment has been sanctioned. Reportedly, a 33 KVA electric feeder will be installed here. A separate budget of ₹1.24 crores has been pipelined for the scheme.
Amethi district hospital to be upgraded as a government medical college
Meanwhile, designated development authorities are also awaiting the budget approval for the Amethi district hospital upgrade. According to the plan, this health facility will be ramped up to a government medical college. Reportedly, a ₹20 crore budget has been presented for administrative and financial approval.
Once fully complete, all projects will streamline the availability of state-of-the-art health and medical aid across Uttar Pradesh. The move is set to strengthen the state's defence against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic and the looming 'third wave' threat.