The Delhi Cabinet has approved the Health Department's proposal to increase the bed strength of Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) from existing 155 to 549 beds in total. "The Cabinet also approved the revision of project estimates from Rs 389 crore to Rs 497.72 crore as per the latest estimates furnished by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) incorporating statutory taxes, all essential services and utilities and cost of fixed furniture and general furniture (which was not included earlier) and provision for additional beds," the government said in a statement today. There has been a tripartite agreement between DMRC, Directorate of Health Services and ILBS for the construction of phase-II of ILBS. Besides, the increase in number of beds, super speciality, teaching and training facility and advance research facility with semi-automated parking and emergency facilities like helipad are being created in the institute, it said.
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