Nitish had inaugurated the hospital’s construction work in May 2016. After the inauguration on Friday amid religious chants, the CM also visited different wards and departments of the hospital. He was apprised about the facilities at the hospital by its CEO Dr Pankaj Sahni and also honoured on the occasion.
As per the press release issued by CMO, 25% of the beds of this hospital will be reserved for needy families and they will be charged as per central government health scheme (CGHS). The hospital will give Rs 3 crore for three years with 6.5% annual increase to the health department as per the agreement.
“Once the hospital is established fully, the health department will get the premium or 1% of annual revenue, whichever is more. Till now, the health department has received over Rs 21 crore revenue from Medanta Hospital. This superspecialty hospital will not only improve health services, but also increase the health department’s income,” the government said.
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, state legislative assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary, health minister Mangal Pandey, personal adviser to CM Anjani Kumar Singh, chief secretary Deepak Kumar, principal secretary (health) Pratyaya Amrit, principal secretary to CM Chanchal Kumar, secretaries to CM Manish Verama and Anupam Kumar and other senior officials were present.
Medanta Medicity’s chairman Dr Naresh Trehan joined the inaugural programme through videoconferencing.