Belle Vue to set up 2 new hospitals and nursing college

Friday, Apr 8, 2016,17:15 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kolkata | With an investment of Rs 500 crore, the super-speciality Belle Vue Clinic is building another 400-bedded hospital, an eye hospital and a nursing college in Rajarhat. We have got two plots of two acres each in Rajarhat area where we will be expanding.

Funds to the tune of Rs 500 crore have already been allocated for the new facilities, hospital CEO P Tondon told reporters here today. He said the 400-bedded super speciality hospital will have different departments but it will specialise in trauma care.

Trauma care is a very difficult subject and everybody doesn’t want to venture into it, he said adding that the construction work will begin from January next year. The new hospital as well as the eye hospital will be ready by 2020, the official said.

On another two acre plot they will set up a nursing school, accredited by the Nursing Council of India, where 400 students will be trained in nursing skills. There is a lot of shortage for nurses.

We are also seeking permission from the state government to allow us train male nurses as well. Lot of patients want male nurses and so there is a big shortage in the market, Tondon said.

The nursing school will offer courses in General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) and a BSc in nursing. Both courses are of three year duration. Belle Vue has now got recognition from the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH). Their existing setup in south Kolkata has 287 beds at present which will be expanded to 357 in a year’s time.

We are always short of beds. Lot of patients under the West Bengal health scheme also come to us and so we are adding two new floors in the building to have 70 extra beds, the hospital head said.