The beleaguered Bhabha hospital in Bandra is getting ready for a facelift.
One of leading civic hospitals in the suburbs, the hospital has been unable to provide Bandra, Santacruz and Mahim residents with requisite facilities. The 436 bed hospital will now get into expansion mode with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. On Tuesday, BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta gave the green signal for the proposal put up by Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar. Following the expansion, Bhabha Hospital will be the second hospital in western suburbs after Cooper hospital to be fitted with up-to-date technology.
Shelar, who visited the hospital, pointed out that an FSI of 4 will be needed for the proposed expansion work, a proposal which was cleared by the BMC commissioner. He was accompanied by former deputy mayor Alka Kerkar and BMC assistant commissioner Sharad Ughade.
The hospital has 436 beds and though there is a different ward for swine flu patients, only one bed is currently available. Shelar pointed out in his report that the hospital does not have special a monsoon ward, doctor’s team, ambulance and other services, anomalies which were affecting patients as well as hospital staff.
Proposed changes at the Bandra Bhabha Hospital
10 bed dialysis centre
30 bed NICU
Human breast milk bank
Special 10 bed burn ward
Blood component lab
A place for patient’s relatives
A playroom in paediatric ward
AC/ Non-AC rooms for middle-class families
10 bedded EMS ward
State-of-the-art microbiology department
State-of-the-art SI lab
OPD department will be repaired
5 OT table for surgeries
Number of orthopaedic OT table will be increased to 5
Number of tables in Gynaecologist department will be increased to 5
Number of X-Ray machines to increase