Saibaba Trust to build third hospital in Shirdi
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In order to expand the free health treatment services for the needy people, the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) is constructing one more hospital near Shirdi town of Maharashtra, in addition to the two existing ones.
The proposed 600-bed 'Saibaba Hospital' would be constructed at a cost of Rs 245 crore and the trust has already sanctioned the fund for its construction, a trustee of the Sansthan, Ashok Khambekar, who was in the city said on Wednesday.
Presently the trust was running 'Saibaba Superspeciality Hospital' and 'Sainath Hospital', each, with 200 bed capacity in Shirdi town, for which, the trust is spending Rs 70 crore annually to provide health facilities to those from the Below Poverty Line (BPL).
Over 37,000 poor patients from across the country are provided free treatment for various heart ailments during the last five years for which the Trust has spent Rs 54 crore.
"The Trust has taken up various developmental programmes to provide facilities including accommodation and health services to needy people and devotees visiting Shirdi. It has now been decided to build one more hospital at Nandurki village about 5 kilometres away from Shirdi town, apart from the existing two hospitals being run by the Trust in Shirdi," Khambekar explained.
Nandurki village Gram Panchayat has also donated 15 hectres of land to the trust free of cost for the purpose, Khambekar said, adding that the project would be completed in three years.
Khambekar said the trust also decided to construct a garden which would be christened 'Sai garden' near Nimgaon village.
Construction for the proposed garden has commenced and the garden would be ready in two years.
The main attraction of the garden would be the 'laser show', Khambekar said adding that the works has been allotted to a Hongkong-based company, while civil work was handed over to a Hyderabad-based firm.
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