Mumbai: Civic body to upgrade peripheral hospitals to a ‘multi-speciality’ centres

The move aims at strengthening and providing the state of art healthcare facilities especially in the western and eastern suburbs. More than 60% of Mumbaikars live in western and eastern suburbs of the city. And the move will provide hassle-free medical facilities to the people

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to upgrade the peripheral civic-run hospitals in the city into multi-speciality hospitals.

Sources say the BMC has proposed two thousand crore rupees to strengthen the health system in the city

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of Mumbai’s civic-run KEM hospital, and Director of the major hospitals said, “Majority of Mumbaikars live in western and eastern suburbs. There are peripheral hospitals, but they don’t have state-of-the-art machinery. Owing to which, a number of people are referred to KEM, Sion, and Nair hospital. Due to this, the hospitals are overburdened. In order to release the pressure from these hospitals, we have taken a decision to strengthen the peripheral hospitals.”

Dr Supe further said, “The upgradation work has been commenced in M.T.Agawal hospital Mulund, V.N.Desai hospital Santacruz, and Shatabdi hospital Govandi. In the second phase Shatabdi hospital Kandiwali, Rajawadi Hospital Ghatkopar, and Bhagawati hospital Borivali will be upgraded.”

The BMC is trying to upgrade the hospitals with the state of art machinery. 300 beds will be added general hospital, and 150 beds will be added in multi-speciality hospital. It is also planning to provide facilities of heart surgery, brain-related surgery, and kidney surgery in these hospitals.