Chandigarh, (Raftaar News Bureau):
Conceding the request of Max Healthcare Group, the Punjab Cabinet gave its nod to transfer the 0.92 acre land of Health Department to 200-bed MAX Hospital, Mohali for up-gradation their health services by adding 100 more beds, which would help to augment the healthcare facilities in the region.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the Cabinet has taken this decision subject to certain conditions imposed by Finance Department.
The Health & Family Welfare Department has entered into a concession agreement with MAX Healthcare to transfer the said land of Civil Hospital, Mohali. In addition to Rs. 389.57 lacs on account of upfront fee of this land, the Government would also be getting the additional revenue i.e. 5 % of the Gross Revenue, which would be generated by the MAX with the addition of 100 beds.
It may be recalled that during the past 10 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare scenario has taken a huge turn towards private participation and support towards addressing the management and treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Health Department has been dependent on private facilities for sharing the patient load in the State and all private facilities have been encouraged to come forward towards supporting the government’s endeavours in managing the pandemic, especially in Level 3/ICU beds.
Notably, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali, established in September 2011 offers services across medical disciplines of Neurosciences, Cardiac Sciences, Cancer Care, Orthopedics, Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics, and Gynecology among several others.
During the challenging Covid times, the hospital treated 700+ level 3 and level 2 patients. It provides 24X7 Emergency and ambulance services. The Emergency departments has handled around 1000+ COVID patients in the last 6 months and provide ‘Home Care’ services to COVID patients through nursing support along with a virtual 24×7 clinician cover.