Devkamal hospital’s CEO Anant Sinha (right) addresses a news meet in Ranchi on Tuesday. Picture by Hardeep Singh
A 20-bed hospital constructed on Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) land near Ratu Road Chowk in Ranchi with the help of Rajya Sabha member Parimal Nathwani’s MP LAD funds will open its doors from March 15.
Nigam Hospital — as it is being called — will be maintained and operated by Devkamal Hospital and Research Centre, the superspecialty heal hub on the outskirts of the capital.
Chief executive officer of Devkamal hospital Anant Sinha informed this to the newspersons on Tuesday.
“Before the Nigam Hospital starts functioning, a football tournament will be organised from March 10 to 14 at Argora grounds to celebrate its inauguration. Winners will be given a prize of Rs 75,000,” Sinha further announced.
Nigam Hospital will cater mostly to the poor. RMC employees will also get preference as the civic body has leased out the land to the hospital for a period of 15 years.
“People with BPL cards and municipal corporation employees, carrying a referral note from RMC medical officer, will receive treatment at nominal charges,” he added.
According to Sinha, the hospital is equipped with surgery, medicine, ENT and orthopaedics departments.
Besides, it also has gynaecology department with a five-bed paediatric unit.
The standing committee of Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Tuesday passed a budget of Rs 752 crore for the 2014-15 fiscal.
Major stress has been given on construction of roads, footpaths and drains, for which Rs 21.20 crore has been allocated. For beautification of ponds, Rs 2 crore will be spent. The budget also earmarks provisions to restart an electric crematorium.