Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal will dedicate a state-of-the art district hospital to the public on September 9 for imparting quality healthcare and diagnostic facilities to them.
Deputy commissioner of SBS Nagar, Anindita Mitra, said that built at a cost of Rs 18 crore, the new hospital with 100 beds will offer quality healthcare facilities to the residents of the district. She added the hospital building would be the one of the best buildings of any district hospital in the state with 147 rooms built over an area of five acres.
Calling it a green field hospital, Mitra said patients would get a peaceful environment as compared to other hospitals.
Getting the hospital functional was a challenge for the authorities as it had no approach road and land was specifically acquired for the purpose.
Civil surgeon Dharmpal, while describing the hospital as the first of its kind in the state where a complete building was constructed in one go, said the hospital had been divided in two blocks, the OPD and Emergency. He said the OPD block had twenty five rooms while the Emergency block had five operation theatres, including one for the gynaecology department. Apart from a labour room and a sick neo-natal care unit with 10 beds, there will be 10 private rooms in the new hospital with 100 beds.