Hyderabad: In order to expand the free
health treatment services for the needy people, the Shri
Saibaba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) is constructing one more
hospital near Shirdi town of Maharashtra, in addition to the
two existing ones.
The proposed 600-bed `Saibaba Hospital` would be
constructed at a cost of Rs 245 crore and the trust has
already sanctioned the fund for its construction, a trustee of
the Sansthan, Ashok Khambekar, who was in the city here, told.
Presently the trust was running `Saibaba Superspeciality
Hospital` and `Sainath Hospital`, each, with 200 bed capacity
in Shirdi town, for which, the trust is spending Rs 70 crore
annually to provide health facilities to those from the Below
Poverty Line (BPL).
Over 37,000 poor patients from across the country
are provided free treatment for various heart ailments during
the last 5 years for which the Trust has spent Rs 54 crore.
"The Trust has taken up various developmental programmes
to provide facilities including accommodation and health
services to needy people and devotees visiting Shirdi. It has
now been decided to build one more hospital at Nandurki
village about 5 km Shirdi town, apart from the existing two
hospitals being run by the Trust in Shirdi," Khambekar
Nandurki village Gram Panchayat has also donated 15
hectres of land to the trust free of cost for the purpose,
Khambekar said, adding that the project would be completed in