December 8, 2023

Why in News ?

India has started “Extension of Hospitals” project in several states to bridge the gap in major health infrastructure to fight against Covid-19 in India


  • Project will run especially in rural areas and smaller towns.
  • Modular hospitals are an extension of hospital infrastructure.
  • It will be built adjacent to existing hospital building.

What is the need of this project?

Amid the second wave of Covid-19, hospitals infrastructures were under immense pressure. Thus, innovative modular hospitals will be coming up as huge relief.

Project ‘Extension Hospitals’

To initiate the project, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) has invited private sector companies, donor organizations, and individuals. They will support the initiative along with several other projects of national importance. About 50 hospitals have been selected across the states where highest number of Covid-19 cases were reported.

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