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Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute to add 200 beds by April

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

City-based is planning to add 200 beds in its existing super-speciality hospital by April 2019 at an investment of about Rs 200 crore, a has said.

The hospital currently has 302 beds, eight major and three minor operation theatres to provide tertiary care to the patients.

"We will be adding 200 more beds by April 2019 as we are in the process of expansion. We will also be adding six more operation theatres during this period," (RGCIRC) D S told

The investment for adding 200 beds will be about Rs 200 crore as usually one bed requires expenditure of Rs one crore, he added.

When asked about how the expansion would be funded, said: "It will be through internal accruals. We have some savings as the surplus the hospital generates and that will be ploughed back in its infrastructure development".

The aim is to provide patients affordable care of international standards, he added.

The institute has also tied up with US based Fox Chase Centre that provides access to their medical expertise and advance care facilities.

Apart from the main hospital, also has an extension centre in South with 27 beds, primarily catering to day-care patients and emergency services, said.

Founded in 1996, Institute & Research Centre is a unit of not for profit Indraprastha Society. It provides super in medical, surgical and oncology.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 11:05 IST