The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has finally handed over the Sector 10-based Civil Hospital to the state health department. The facility was constructed by the civic body two years ago and had been lying unused ever since.
According to the Huda officials, the hospital would start functioning within ten days.
The 100-bed hospital was built at a cost of R17 crore and is spread across 10 acres. The Huda had approached various agencies to run the hospital.
Huda administrator Dr Praveen Kumar said, "Our duty was to provide the infrastructure and we did it diligently. Now, we will hand over the hospital to the health department."
Meanwhile, the health department has already prepared a list of inventory that needs to be procured for the smooth running of the hospital.
Dr Parveen Garg, chief medical officer, said, "We have taken over the hospital. A list of essential equipment is ready and things would be streamlined in the next ten days."
According to the health department officials, the hospital requires at least 22 doctors, 175 nurses and paramedics, 14 administrative staff, five operation theatre assistants and five security staff.
The health department officials said state-of-the-art machinery would be installed in the hospital on par with the existing civil hospital so that residents have more health care options in the public sector.