The Civil Hospital in Asarwa, which is the largest government-run hospital in Asia, is set for a major transformation with an investment of Rs 568 crore. The project involves the reconstruction of two main buildings to provide a total of 1400 beds.
To execute this revamp project, the Health Department has formulated a comprehensive master plan. According to the blueprint, blocks A, B, C, and D of the existing hospital building will be dismantled, making way for an eight-story structure with a 900-bed facility and outpatient department (OPD) at an estimated cost of Rs 367 crore.
Simultaneously, an eight-story, 500-bed Infectious Disease Control Hospital will be constructed in place of the old TB Hospital, with an investment of Rs 201 crore.
The demolition of the four main blocks of the old Civil Hospital building and the OPD building is set to commence shortly, as clearance has been obtained from all relevant departments, according to sources within the health department.