Pune Municipal Corporation Relocates Naidu Hospital From Sangamwadi to Baner

Pune Municipal Corporation Relocates Naidu Hospital From Sangamwadi to Baner

Pune Municipal Corporation Relocates Naidu Hospital From Sangamwadi to Baner

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On Monday, February 19, 2024, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) made the significant decision to relocate the renowned Naidu Hospital from Sangamwadi to Baner.

With a rich history of serving as a frontline institution during various infectious disease outbreaks, including the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Naidu Hospital has played a crucial role in Pune’s healthcare landscape.

Established during the colonial era by the British, Naidu Hospital was initially designated to exclusively cater to British patients afflicted by diseases like the plague. However, following persistent protests from the Indian community, the hospital eventually opened its doors to treat Indian patients as well.

Named after Dr. Ramchandra Krishnaswami Naidu, an eminent ophthalmologist renowned for his exemplary service during the plague outbreak, the hospital has been a symbol of medical excellence and compassion. Dr. Naidu’s contributions extended beyond medical practice; he was also an active member of Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s Swaraj Party, reflecting his commitment to social welfare and independence movements.

The decision to relocate Naidu Hospital to Baner comes as part of PMC’s strategic planning to repurpose the existing site for the establishment of the Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College. Sanjeev Wavare, a PMC health official, emphasized that the decision had been in the pipeline for two years and was finally implemented to facilitate the expansion of medical facilities in the region.

The relocation marks a new chapter in Naidu Hospital’s storied history, ensuring its continued legacy of serving the community while contributing to the advancement of healthcare infrastructure in Pune.

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