Revised proposal for new Pune military hospital cleared

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 16:10 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a revised proposal for the construction of a new multi-storeyed Command Hospital Complex in Pune.

The project includes accommodation for essential category staff and Command Medical Dental Centre at Pune at a revised estimated cost of Rs.382.37 crore.

The Command Hospital (Southern Command) at Pune is a 1,047-bedded referral hospital, which providies tertiary level medical care in various specialities and super-specialities to serving personnel of the armed forces, ex-servicemen, their families and civilians.

The hospital is affiliated to the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, for teaching and training of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The project, which was originally approved by the cabinet in October 2008 at an estimated cost of Rs.270.77 crore, will be completed by November 2016.

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