Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday said the Asian Development Bank will provide a loan of Rs 4,000 crore to improve medical facilities in the state.
In principle, approval has been given for the first tranche of Rs 1,200 crore, he added. “The Asian Development Bank has sanctioned the pending proposal of a loan of Rs 4,000 crore to Maharashtra for creating advanced healthcare infrastructure and medical education. It has also given in-principle approval of Rs 1,200 crore in the first phase,” the agency said. CMO in a statement. . He said the CM had instructed officials to start work on a 500-bed hospital in Dharashiv (formerly Osmanabad).
“The ADB has suggested seven different types of improvements at the administrative level as well as in medical education. It includes center of excellence, digital medical education and health policy, e-hospital, encouragement for medical officials and staff, property management, policy of sustainability, recruitment centers, decentralization of the acquisition of medicines,” he stated.
“The ADB would give Rs 1,200 crore for the construction of the hospital. The bidding procedure for construction of similar infrastructure at Alibaug in Raigad district has been finalized while the process for Kolhapur and Sindhudurg continues,” as quoted by release. Speaking after inaugurating a super specialty hospital at Ulhasnagar in Thane, Shinde’s government aimed to start a medical college and a super specialty hospital in each district.
Shinde praised the cashless hospitalization system prevailing in Thane and said he would make efforts to replicate it across the state.
Shinde also said he had carried out the “biggest surgery in the state” because everything was in a bad state, referring to his rebellion in June 2022 that toppled the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
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First published: February 13, 2024 | 00:19 IS