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Azad announces re-development plan for RML Hospital


New Delhi : Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday announced a re-development plan for the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital here during the next five years as part of a plan to provide better healthcare facilities in central government-run hospitals.

“The re-development of RML Hospital would be taken up in two phases during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017),” Azad said, addressing the first batch of post-graduate and super speciality students passing out of the hospital’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER-RML).

Giving out details, he said: “In the first phase, it is proposed to construct a super-speciality building with state of art medical facilities.”

The new facilities will provide services like a cancer care centre to provide medical, surgical and radiation oncology services; paediatric cardiology services to be added to the cardiac care Service; transplant facility for organ donation and transplant; day-care services for super-speciality departments as also private wards for patients of super-speciality departments.

While all these activities are in the pipeline, manpower and equipment for paediatric cardiology services and an electro-physiology lab have already been sanctioned, Azad added.