COAS inaugurates 650 bed command hospital

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/11/2024 2:30:59 AM

Jammu: Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Wednesday inaugurated a new hospital complex at the Northern Command in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district through virtual mode, officials said.
A defence spokesman said the 650-bed capacity hospital spans across 60 acres and was built at a cost of Rs 274 crore. It has provision for an additional 200 beds, he added.
“A new Command hospital was inaugurated by COAS General Manoj Pande through virtual mode in the presence of the Army and civil dignitaries,” the spokesman said.
The new complex includes “eight state-of-the-art operation theatres, a medical gas pipeline system, a fire fighting system, a central air conditioning system and advanced medical treatment facilities”, he added.
The spokesman said that environmental sustainability was kept as a key focus area during the construction of the hospital with an effluent treatment plant and a central sewage treatment plant ensuring responsible water management through recycling. Beyond medical facilities, the complex includes accommodation for staff, training facilities and welfare amenities, he added.
In addition to the medical amenities, the Command Hospital Complex includes administrative areas to include residential accommodations for staff, training facilities, and welfare amenities.
During his address to the media personnel during the Annual Press Conference, in January 2024, General Manoj Pande highlighted that the Digitisation of all Military Hospitals has been completed and more than 110 hospitals across India have been networked digitally using Dhanwantari Software.

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