The Union Cabinet Thursday approved the proposal for revised administrative approval of the construction for a new mufti-storey Command Hospital Complex in Pune.
The Cabinet approved a revised estimated cost of Rs.382.37 crore for the construction of the hospital complex including accommodation for essential category staff and Command Medical Dental Centre.
The Command Hospital (Southern Command) Pune is a 1047 bedded referral hospital which provides tertiary level medical care in various specialties and super-specialties of serving personnel of the Armed Forces, Ex-Servicemen, their families and civilians.
The hospital is also affiliated to the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune for teaching and training of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The hospital is presently housed in old buildings and therefore, there is an urgent requirement for the new hospital building, the Cabinet noted.
The project was originally approved by the Cabinet in October 2008 at an estimated cost of Rs.270.77 crore.
While undertaking detailed planning of the project, a need was felt for including certain additional items of technical and statutory nature.
These items have now been included in the revised proposal. Based on the current market rates, the total revised estimated cost of the project is Rs.382.37 crore.
The project is planned to be completed by November 2016.