WITH A budget of just Rs 50 crore for capital investment this year for health sector in Haryana and the major proposed projects amounting to over Rs 2,000 crore, Health Minister Anil Vij says he is bound to approach any organisation or the World Bank for funding.
Speaking to the media at Press Club, Vij said, “We have thought that in one go we will get 84 hospitals accredited to National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare (NABH), upgrade hospitals, construct doctors’ houses near to hospitals. We are making estimates and it may be around Rs 2,000 crore.”
With such huge projects at hand, Vij said the Health department has got Rs 50 crore for capital investment in this budget, adding he would have to approach the World Bank or any other financial organisation for funding of the projects.
He said the state government has issued letters of intent to Shah Satnam Ji Research and Development Foundation for setting up of a medical college in Sirsa and another medical college by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) at Shahbad.
SGPC has sanctioned Rs 104 crore for the project, added Vij. Also, private trusts have applied for setting up of a medical college at Dadri and another 2,000- bedded hospital at Faridabad, Anil Vij further further said.