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Vijayanagara district hospital among 5 to receive cabinet approval for 50 critical care beds construction

The State Cabinet has granted administrative sanction for the establishment of 50-bed intensive care units (ICUs) in five district hospitals. The Cabinet has endorsed the establishment of 50-bed ICUs in Vijayanagara District Hospital,  at Wenlock Hospital Dakshin Kannada district, Doddaballapur, and Ramanagara District Hospitals. 

The Finance Department has given the green light for ICU construction in a total of 11 hospitals, encompassing five under the Health Department and six under the Medical Education Department, all falling under critical care provisions sanctioned by the National Health Scheme. Health Minister Dinesh Gundurao confirmed that administrative approval was secured during a Friday cabinet meeting for the establishment of critical care units in five district hospitals under the Health Department.

The construction of these five intensive care units will be financed under the National Health Scheme PM-ABHIM, with the state government committed to covering its respective share of the costs.

The Cabinet has provided administrative approval for the development of 50-bed critical care units, amounting to Rs. 137.75 crore in costs. Additionally, a 100-bed ICU project at CV Raman Public Hospital in Bangalore City District, estimated at Rs. 45 crores, has received the nod. Furthermore, critical care units with 50 beds each have been sanctioned in four district hospitals, each with an allocated budget of Rs. 24 crores.

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