STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 5 September
A 50-bedded Delhi government hospital will soon come up in Naraina. The Delhi Transport Minister and local MLA, Mr Ramakant Goswami, today said all obstacles for construction of the hospital had been cleared.
 The land was formally handed over by the DDA to the PWD today in the presence of Mr Goswami. The PWD will construct the hospital over an area of 2700 square metres within 18 months. 
Mr Goswami said the hospital was urgently required in the locality as residents were forced to travel to other hospitals situated far away. Poor residents were also facing a lot of difficulty as it was not easy to find transport at late hours when there was an medical emergency.
Mr Goswami said local residents had been demanding the setting up a hospital for a decade. However, there were inter-departmental issues over allotment of land which were resolved after convening a number of meetings. The Chief Minister Mrs Sheila Dikshit also intervened in addressing the issue, Mr Goswami said, expressing his gratitude to her.
  The construction of the hospital would benefit the residents of Naraina Village, Naraina Enclave, Dasghara, Todapur, Inderpuri and other resettlement colonies.  The residents would be able to avail of advanced healthcare facilities.