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Delhi CM lays foundation stone for new wing at Lok Nayak Hospital

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at the foundation laying ceremony of the new block of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital.  

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday laid the foundation stone for a new wing at Lok Nayak Hospital.

The building, with a capacity of 1,500 beds, he said, is a step towards providing high-quality healthcare amenities in the city.

Mr. Kejriwal said that with an additional 1,500 beds, the building will increase the overall capacity of Lok Nayak Hospital to 3,800 beds.

The Chief Minister also said that in 2.5 years, the hospital will be one of the biggest ones in the country with a modular design and modern medical infrastructure.

According to the government, the building will have three main departments, a new medical block, new maternity and an advance paediatric department.

“Today is a remarkable day for Delhi. A state-of-the-art building with cutting-edge medical technology block being added at the hospital. With an additional 1,500 beds, this building will increase the overall capacity of Lok Nayak Hospital to 3,800 beds. In 2.5 years, it will be one of the biggest hospitals in the country with a modular design and modern medical infrastructure,” Mr. Kejriwal said.

The Delhi government, he said, has completed projects on time and that has saved money, which is then utilised for the betterment of the city.

Cost

Delhi, being the national capital, is a microcosm of the nation and should have access to everything world-class. The new wing at Lok Nayak Hospital is valued at ₹462 crores and each bed worth around ₹30 lakh.

“Other governments spend ₹1crore to ₹1.5 crore per bed, but we believe in smart spending and effective utilisation of budget. In the last five years, it has been of utmost importance that we improve the living standards of the people of Delhi,” Mr. Kejriwal also said.

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