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KMC to turn maternity homes into hospitals

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The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will convert two maternity homes in Tangra and Kidderpore into 100-bed hospitals, in addition to opening a 16-bed dialysis unit in Chetla, mayor Firhad Hakim told reporters on Wednesday.

The Champamoni maternity home on Christopher Road is a 20-bed facility and the other is a 40-bed facility on Ekbalpore Road. Both were run by KMC. The mayor indicated that these health facilities will be upgraded to primacy health care centres. “Critical emergency cases will be referred to the state-run hospitals in Kolkata,” the mayor said. The dialysis unit will be a first for KMC.

The KMC runs two similar 20-bed facilities — North Maternity Home on Nilmoni Mitra Street and Garden Reach Maternity Home on Dilwarajab Lane — which will keep functioning as usual, sources said.

 

Source: Times of India

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