If everything goes well, the 150-bed trauma centre of Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) would be up and operating in next six months. The structural work associated with the new trauma centre, which is coming up in the allocated site at Road No.1, Banjara Hills, is nearly completed. According to hospital authorities the interior work is being done at a fast pace.
The NIMS trauma centre is a much postponed project. The foundation stone for its building was established by the then Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sushma Swaraj in the year 2004. When the project was first considered, the total budget of the facility was nearly Rs. 125 crore. But, due to delays, construction costs have increased to nearly Rs. 170 crore.
Inspite of limited infrastructure, the hospital, altogether has managed to provide high standards. The casualty section of the hospital consisted of only 40 beds but, on a daily basis, approximately 200 patients visit casualty for admission. Due to huge patient turnout, the NIMS expansion will help ease pressure. (Source: The Hindu)