By: Pune Pulse
November 1, 2023
Pune: A state-of-the-art hospital is being constructed in Moshi, within the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) limits, as a significant step towards improving healthcare accessibility for the surrounding villages. The Municipal Corporation has approved the development of an eight-story hospital on a 15-acre plot of land, with an estimated cost of Rs 450 crores.
The primary objective of this hospital is to alleviate the burden on the YCM Hospital, which has experienced a surge in demand for medical services due to the rapid urbanization of the newly included villages since 1997. The areas of Chikhli, Moshi and Charholi have witnessed a substantial increase in large housing societies, indicating the accelerated pace of urban development.
Consequently, residents from Khed, Chakan, Junnar, Manchar and Ambegaon in the Pune district often travel to the city for medical treatment, resulting in a higher influx of patients at the 750-bed YCM Hospital, which is managed by the Municipal Corporation.
The YCM Hospital is currently facing challenges such as long waiting times and traffic congestion due to exceeding patient capacity. To address these issues, a proposed 850-bed hospital in Moshi aims to provide much-needed relief to the overburdened healthcare system.
The tender process for the hospital witnessed active participation from six contractors, with three being disqualified after evaluations. This left three qualified contenders, two of whom submitted bids with a 15 to 20 per cent increased rate, while the remaining contractor proposed a 9 percent increased rate. It is likely that the latter contractor will be awarded the contract, which signifies a positive step towards the realization of the hospital. The upcoming facility will provide a comprehensive range of medical services, including outpatient, ear-nose-throat, and eye departments.
Advanced diagnostic tools such as CT scans and MRIs will be available, ensuring state-of-the-art medical care. The hospital will also feature specialized units for surgery, intensive care, paediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, orthopaedics, gynaecology, dermatology, and psychiatry. In addition, there will be departments dedicated to x-ray, sonography, paediatrics, psychiatry, dermatology, gynaecology, respiratory tract, burn care, dialysis, pathology, a blood bank, and a spacious 180-seater canteen to cater to diverse medical needs.