Cancer institute augments bed capacity to 220, other facilities to be ready soon

Professor Radha Krishna Dhiman, Director of the Cancer Institute, said: “The main building of the hospital is ready to move into and will accommodate 220 patients on wards. “From next year around 220 patients will be hospitalized.”

Minister of Finance, Medical Education and Parliamentary Affairs, Suresh Khanna, inspected the construction of the Kalyan Singh Super-Specialty Cancer Institute (KSSSCI) on Thursday. The minister had previously visited the institute on November 2nd.

Professor Radha Krishna Dhiman, the director of the KSSSCI, and Professor Anupam Verma, the chief medical superintendent (CMS), were also present during the tours of the hospital.

Prof. Dhiman briefed the Minister on the progress of civil and electrical works in the main operating room (OT) complex, the first floor of which has eight operating rooms, 12 preoperative and 16 postoperative beds. He said the remaining floors, including ambulatory services, pathology and other facilities, will be handed over by December 31, 2021.

Professor Dhiman said, “The main hospital building is ready to move into and can accommodate 220 patients in the wards. We are assuming that we will be admitting around 220 patients to the hospital from next year. “

The construction work on the main building (G + 9) for the wards for patient admission is in progress, the handover date has been confirmed by the competent authority on May 31, 2022. The administration building will also be completed by January 31, 2022.The institute is simultaneously working on the recruitment of more faculty members, technicians, nurses and other personnel, as well as on the procurement of equipment so that the institute can be expanded to include additional patient care services.

There are currently more than 100 patients coming to KSSSCI’s OPD every day, but there are only 40 beds that can admit patients.

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