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Bhopal : 250-bed hospital at AIIMS may get delayed

bhopal Updated: Jul 02, 2013 11:09 IST
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The 250-bed hospital of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which was scheduled to start from August 15, 2013, may get delayed.

According to the medical college administration, the basic requirements to start the 250bed hospital are still not met and it may take some time to put everything in place.

The process of equipment purchasing is getting delayed which is one of the major reasons for delay in opening the hospital.

Around Rs 8 crore has been sanctioned for purchasing equipment but the director has purchasing power of Rs 1 crore. So, it has become difficult to purchase the equipment.

The administration also said that there were several issues related to construction work of the hospital building.

A proper sewage channel would be required to start the hospital but it has not been made yet.

The builder will be unable to construct the sewage system because of three big nullahs which were supposed to be diverted by Bhopal Municipal Corporation.

The premises of the medical college gets flooded because of the sewage water of these nullahs.

The oxygen line has also not been installed in the building.

There are several other errors in the building which require immediate correction so that the hospital can be started.

In the first phase of the hospital, a trauma unit of 150 beds and intensive care unit (ICU) of 50 beds was scheduled to start.

Director AIIMS Dr Sandeep Kumar said the hospital administration is trying its best to start the hospital by August 15 this year.

Around Rs 200 crore has been sanctioned to all the AIIMS- like institutes for equipment purchasing out of which tenders have been placed for purchasing equipment worth Rs 20 crore, he added.