Pune: The Pune District Health Society (PDHS) has planned an integrated township at Khed taluka for providing advanced healthcare facilities.
Rs25lakh has been sanctioned for drawing up a detailed project report (DPR) of the township, which will be monitored by PDHS executive chairman Ayush Prasad.
MP Amol Kolhe recently mentioned about this medical township, having over 19 super specialty hospitals and six medical colleges, over a 500-acre land being identified on the National Highway connecting Pune and Nashik.
Indrayani Medicity, the integrated township named after the river that flows through the rural areas of Pune district, was mooted by Kolhe, a doctor. “Once this facility is set up, it will reduce the burden on urban healthcare system,” he said.
The facility will be set up on public-private partnership basis. Kolhe pointed out that the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for ramping up healthcare facilities in rural areas.
The PDHS is being planned in Medankarwadi village in Khed taluka along the junction of National Highway connecting Pune-Nashik and northern ring road of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. Prasadsaid that while the preparation of DPR will take minimum three months, the approval process, bidding, investment promotion activities, construction etc will take minimum two years.