Pune: Baner COVID Centre Gets 3 Months Extension, Rs 75 Crore Granted For Maintenance

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Pune, 3rd June 2021: Despite the declining number of patients in the city, the existing Jumbo Covid Hospital at Baner has been given a three-month extension given the need for the future. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) standing committee on Wednesday approved a fund of Rs 75 crore. The organization that is currently managing the facility will continue this work.

Standing Committee Chairman Hemant Rasane said, “A total of 150 fowler beds are required for the new Covid Hospital at Baner, the committee approved procurement of 130 beds and the money will be spent from the CSR funds. The PMC received funds of Rs 51.21 lakhs under CSR from Emerson Export. Out of this Rs 12.35 lakh will be spent on purchasing the 130 fowler beds and 14.52 lakhs will be spent to purchase ICU beds for the same hospital.”

Along with this the committee also appointed a few more members on the PMC’s Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Medical Education Trust. This includes a city engineer, chief accountant, deputy commissioner of property and administration, chief legal officer, medical college dean and medical superintendent in the committee, as well as a member appointed by the medical education trust.

At the rate of Rs 2500 per cremation, an expenditure of Rs 14.72 lakh was sanctioned for the funeral of 589 bodies.

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