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Mumbai: Ajoy Mehta promises four new hospitals in suburbs

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Mumbai: Seeing the need of affordable medical treatment, BMC has decided to open 4 new hospitals in suburbs. The Mumbai city has 3 main government hospitals already.

To government has budgeted a cost of Rs 1500 crore for build these four hospitals. Tenders, inviting bids for the construction work, for these hospitals will be out soon, said BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta.

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BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta was talking at an event on the topic ‘Vision of Making, Mumbai World Class City’ at the Press Club of India in Mumbai.

There are no big government hospitals in the suburbs. Due to which people have to come all the way to city to get affordable medical assistance. Because of this hardship faced by people BMC has decided to build 4 new hospitals in suburbs. For construction this 4 hospitals Rs 1500 crore will spend, said Ajoy Mehta.

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Ajoy Mehta was questioned of the unhygenic conditions in the civic hospitals, on which he said, “There have been cases of patients acquiring infections due to the unhygienic conditions in these hospitals and we promise to improve the conditions at Sion and KEM hospital.”