Pune Cantonment receives Rs 2.26 crore from Maharashtra Government to develop ICU beds

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Pune, 20 July 2020: BJP MLA Sunil Kamble handed over a cheque of Rs 2.26 crore to Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amit Kumar yesterday. The amount has been given by the state government to develop 20 beds ICU in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cantonment General Hospital.

PCB CEO Amit Kumar, Cantt General Hospital RMO Dr Vidyadhar Gaikwad, Board members Priyanka Shrigiri, Kiran Mantri, Dilip Giramkar, party workers Dilip Kalokhe, Shashi Puram, Santosh Yadav and Tushar Mantri were present on the occasion.

On May 22, Kamble had requested Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey and Pune Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar to provide funds for the hospital. The government-sanctioned Rs 3.26 crore and out of this Rs 1 crore has already been handed over to the PCB. Apart from this, Rs 50 lakh each has been given by MP Girish Bapat and Sunil Kamble under MP and MLA local area development fund (LAD) respectively. Now the total amount of Rs 4.26 crore has been handed over to the PCB.

Kamble said, “Cantt general hospital has 450 beds including 20 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. More than 1000 patients have been treated and discharged from the hospital.”