The state health and family welfare department is constructing a mother-child health centre at the Phase-6 civil hospital here, at a cost of Rs 15 crore.
The project is in its final stages and is expected to be ready early in 2015. Deputy commissioner (DC) Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said the health centre would provide services along the pattern of Chandigarh’s centre.
He said the health department was making efforts to provide better services to those who cannot afford treatment in big hospitals. The state-of-the-art centre will have 50 beds and facilities such as modern operation theatre, child-care centre and a separate labour room, the DC said. Expectant mothers can also avail of regular check-ups here, he said. He siad the new centre would address the problems at the civil hospital such as shortage of rooms.