SRINAGAR: In an interesting development, the Jammu and Kashmir administration shifted the upcoming 500-bed DRDO hospital out of Reshipora village in Budgam. It happened after making the contractors to work for almost 10 days.
The hospital will now come up at Khunmoh where the administration has located a building. Officials said the soil test report was not supportive of the construction because of the marshy land and that shifted to a pre-constructed facility was simply aimed at saving time.
The hospital envisages 125 fully equipped ICU beds for Covid19 patients and a 50-double room accommodation facility for doctors and paramedic staff.
The shifting is being seen as depriving Budgam of a major facility. But the Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Mirza has said the hospital was not a permanent facility. He has said the government plans to set up a district hospital on the piece of land.