Punjab local bodies and medical education and research minister Anil Joshi has urged the Union government to set up a super-specialty hospital at Nanded in Maharashtra.
In a communiqué to Union health minister JP Nadda, Joshi supported the demand raised by Rajya Sabha member Avinash Rai Khanna saying that a large number of pilgrims visit Hazur Sahib, Nanded, to pay obeisance. He said with the passage of time, Nanded had also developed as an industrial hub so it was high time that a super-specialty hospital was established there to provide better healthcare services to the people.
Joshi said the government hospital at Nanded was unable to provide super-specialty services to patients. Consequently, in case of an emergency, the locals as well as the pilgrims and tourists had to travel to far-off places such as Hyderabad, Mumbai and Aurangabad for medical treatment.
He also appealed to Nadda to upgrade the government hospital at Nanded on the pattern of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) or All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).