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West Bengal govt to spend Rs 2,600 Cr to increase 17,000 beds in hospital

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West Bengal government has decided to infuse Rs 2,600 crore to add 17,000 more hospital beds in 2015-16.

  • In the government sector, the total number of hospital beds in the West Bengal currently is 63,000 and it would become 80,000 after addition of the proposed 17,000 beds.
  • Taking into account the private sector, total beds in the state is set to cross 1,20,000 by this year.
  • The state is also in process of investing Rs 250 crore in procuring radio therapy equipment, offering low cost cancer care facility to the people of the state.
    Source: ET

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