Noida's first government multi-speciality hospital, being built "on the lines of AIIMS in Delhi" at a cost of Rs 510 crore, will begin functioning in a month.
It's a 300-bed hospital, but from April 14, an 80-bed wing will start catering to patients.
The second wing, a six-storey building, would house offices and residences of doctors with a facility for 200 beds. Both wings put together, the upcoming Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital in Sector 30 will start offering world-class treatment facilities from October this year.
There would be multi-storey (more than 15 floors planned and built in some cases) residential buildings for doctors, attendants and management staff with a food court facility, besides a 2-storey basement parking facility.
The Noida district hospital in Sector 39 has neither a pathologist nor a surgeon. Its blood bank plan continues to be in limbo. The government has decided to shift its manpower and infrastructure to the upcoming multi-speciality hospital.
Effectively, the 100-bed district hospital will be converted into a 300-bed multi-specialty hospital at a cost of Rs 510 core.
Though cost of treatment is yet to be decided, it will be nominal, said Noida authority officials. Officials claim the hospital will not function like a typical "government" unit.
"Noida has branches of corporate healthcare groups such as Max and Fortis with good facilities but the consultation charge (Rs 600 on an average) is clearly on the higher side and the general public cannot afford it. The coming up of the government multi-specialty hospital, where consultation charges would almost be free, is a welcome move," said Rakesh Dixit, an IT professional.
On Tuesday, Noida CEO Rama Raman inspected the upcoming hospital and issued necessary instructions.
"Work has begun in three shifts. The entire hospital in sector 30 will be ready by October this year," the CEO said.
Chief minister Mayawati will inspect the hospital as well as the Noida Park during her proposed Noida visit on April 14.
Noida authority claims one wing of the hospital will start functioning from April, but purchase of equipment needed to offer world-class treatment facilities is yet to start. Noida CEO Rama Raman says interviews to recruit the upcoming hospital's director were recently done in Lucknow.
The hospital will come up in two wings. The first wing, with a facility for 100 beds, will replace the existing district hospital.
The second wing would house offices and residences of doctors. This would be a six-storey building with a facility for 200 beds.
There would be a 19-storey hostel for nurses and an eight-storey hostel for attendants with a food court facility.
The new hospital will have facilities such as plastic surgery, surgeries in gynaecology, urology, neuro-surgery wings. It will also have a trauma centre.