Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) could soon start its third cancer detection and treatment facility on a reserved plot in Kasarvadavli, along Ghodbunder Road. Health Minister Eknath Shinde made the announcement at a meeting between TMH directors and Thane civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal at the municipal headquarters recently.
As per initial plans, the facility will be set up at an approximately 14,500sqm reserved plot. Officials present for this initial meeting said details would soon be worked out for planning and execution of this mega project that could be of great help to thousands of patients coming from various parts of Thane district and adjoining areas of Nashik, who are otherwise forced to travel to Mumbai for their treatment.
Initial estimates reveal that around 2.5 lakh sqm built-up space could be made available for the centre to operate a 200-bed hospital in addition to the regular OPD facilities. Civic officials did not deny the possibility of revising the reservation of an adjoining plot to construct complementary facilities like staff quarters.
A senior civic official present at the meeting said they have asked the TMH to share details of infrastructure required and costs to be incurred for starting a facility along with regular maintenance, following which appropriate steps for sourcing funds from CSR will planned. As per a statement