Union Cabinet Clears Construction of a New Military Hospital in Pune
The construction of a new multi-storied Command Hospital Complex in Pune has been finally approved by the union cabinet after the cabinet was presented with a revised proposal for the construction.
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.