New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said Wednesday that the government will build seven new prefabricated hospitals in the capital in six months.
The hospitals that will be built in Sarita Vihar, Shalimar Bagh, Sultanpuri, Kirari, Raghubir Nagar, GTB Hospital Campus and Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya will be built by the Public Works Department.
“All seven new hospitals will be built with prefabricated building materials. Such building materials are strong and save a lot of time. All steel structures are manufactured in the factories and brought to the construction site like precast concrete parts for assembly and are completely modular. This increases the building speed. This gets the job done on time, ”said Jain.
Precast construction technology uses reusable molds to mass-produce the building blocks in factories, from where they are transported to the construction site for assembly.
The government of Delhi will create over 6,800 new beds in the intensive care unit (ICU) – 1,430 beds in Shalimar Bagh, 458 in Kirari, 1,912 in GTB Hospital, 1,565 in Raghubir Nagar, 610 in Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya and 525 beds in Sultanpuri facility – in these seven plants. There are currently 10,000 intensive care beds in Delhi State Hospitals.
Meanwhile, Jain also directed officials to build green sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the hospitals.
“These STPs are odor-free and use very little power. All seven new hospitals will have their own STPs with Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD). All hospitals will use five-star energy efficient electrical appliances. These hospitals will also have a camera attached to each patient’s bed, ”Jain said.