500-bed children hospital to start in Srinagar’s Bemina

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The much awaited 500-bed Children Hospital in Bemina Srinagar is set to be functional this week.

A Health official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that all machinery and other equipment are being shifted to the hospital which is going to take few days and after that it will be made functional.

He said that machinery and all equipment are being installed at the hospital so that the patients won’t suffer at any cost.

Medical superintendent GB pant hospital Srinagar Dr Nazir Choudhary told KNO that all machinery is being shifted and it will take 2-3 days and after that it will start functioning.

Asked about infrastructure set up there, he said that whatever is required is being fulfilled and process of shifting is going on and within 2-3 days it will be functional.

Notably, just few days backs health and medical education department has given nod to shifting of GB Panth hospital to 500 bedded paediatric hospital Bemina.

It is pertinent to mention here that the work on the hospital was initially started in 2013 but the then chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, in October 2015, gave it an extension and laid the foundation stone for a 500-bedded Mother-Child Hospital.

In 2019, the government accorded sanction to the conversion of the 200-bedded Maternity Hospital and the 300-bedded Pediatric Hospital at Bemina, Srinagar into a full-fledged 500-bedded Children’s Hospital.

After missing several deadlines, the 500 bedded hospital was completed and OPD services started functioning in the hospital in October last year and now main services at the hospital are about to start. (KNO)

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