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Mumbai JJ Hospital to get a makeover soon

Information regarding the same was shared by Maharashtra Medical Education Minister, Amit Deshmukh, who said that the team will consider converting the hospital into a state-of-the-art 10 storey hospital along with excellent facilities.

Mumbai JJ Hospital to get a makeover soon
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Mumbai's J.J.Hospital located in Byculla has made a significant contribution to the treatment of poor patients. The hospital has been serving several citizens over the years, and as per reports, officials have decided to expand the hospital soon. Information regarding the same was shared by Maharashtra Medical Education Minister, Amit Deshmukh. 

He also asked the officials to prepare a comprehensive plan for the expansion. The meeting to discuss the layout of the JJ Hospital expansion building was held at the ministry on Monday, November 2, 2020, and present were Secretary of Medical Education Department Saurabh Vijay, Director of Directorate of Medical Education Dr Tatyarao Lahane, J.J. The superintendent of the hospital, Dr Health Bridge Advisor Shailesh Gadre, Ranjit Mankeshwar, and officials from the Public Works Department.

JJ Hospital if one of the oldest hospitals in Mumbai and its campus covers an area of about 44 acres. The team of doctors and other staff members treat over 1.2 million patients a year. Currently, the hospital is also treating patients who are infected with the coronavirus and hence, there is always a rush for treatment of diseases. 

A few days ago, heavy rains lashed the city of Mumbai and had flooded the ground floor of the hospital. The incidents caused a lot of trouble for the patients and the hospital staff. The development plan for the hospital has been made keeping such causes in mind.

Speaking on the expansion plan, Minister Deshmukh said that the team will consider converting the hospital into a state-of-the-art 10 storey hospital along with excellent facilities. This will include intensive care units and other up-to-date health facilities in a single building, which would benefit the patients. Currently, the team has been asked to plan the work related to the setting up of special treatment hospital.

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