Chandigarh plans 50-bed hospital for rehabilitation colonies

Infosys-aided facility to come up either at Dhanas or Maloya

Chandigarh plans 50-bed hospital for rehabilitation colonies

Tribune News Service

Naina Mishra

Chandigarh, February 18

The UT Administration is planning to set up a new 50-bed hospital, either at Dhanas or Maloya, for residents of rehabilitation colonies.

Nine Facilities to be upgraded this year

  • Nine urban health and wellness centre/outreach centres will be upgraded as health and wellness centre this year. These are situated at Raipur Klan, Badheri, Khuda Jhassu, Kishangarh, Raipur Khurd, Khuda Lahora, Khuda Alisher, Indira Colony and Sector 44.
  • Similarly, seven more will be upgraded the next year. These are located at Sector 9, District Courts in Sector 43, Punjab and Haryana High Court, PH Dispensary in Sector 25, the Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) in Palsora and the RHTC Dispensary in Sector 52.

A similar proposal was announced by Member of Parliament Kirron Kher in 2017 when she announced that Maloya will get a 50-bed hospital. However, the proposal could not be materialised.

The District, Health Services (DHS), UT, has suggested that there was a need of at least a 50-bed hospital, either at Maloya or Dhanas where most families have been shifted under a rehabilitation programme.

The Chief Architect, UT, suggested that the hospital could be planned at four acres of land parcel in Dhanas, which was meant for public facilities. Besides, it has been suggested that the land in Maloya where a hospital was being considered earlier should be utilised for an upscale health and wellness centre.

To aid this project, Infosys has also agreed to spend about Rs5 crore for creation of a health facility in the rehabilitation colonies.

Suman Singh, the DHS, said, “We are planning to set up a hospital at either Dhanas or Maloya. The office of the Chief Architect will assess the site of the hospital. A meeting is this regard is scheduled for Monday.”

Besides, nine urban health and wellness centre/outreach centres will be upgraded as health and wellness centre this year. These are situated at Raipur Klan, Badheri, Khuda Jhassu, Kishangarh, Raipur Khurd, Khuda Lahora, Khuda Alisher, Indira Colony and Sector 44. Similarly, seven more will be upgraded the next year. These are located at Sector 9, District Courts in Sector 43, Punjab and Haryana High Court, PH Dispensary in Sector 25, the Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC), Palsora, and the RHTC Dispensary, Sector 52.

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