In view of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the city administration is started all its preparations to tackle the issue. The state government has issued instructions to increase funds to build Jumbo Hospital, but it was agreed to strengthen Mayo, Medical, and AIIMS instead of setting up Jumbo Hospital. As per information, it was decided to release Rs.12.5 crore, out of the amount of 100 crore while NMRDA will contribute 12.5 percent, Maharashtra government 25 percent, District Collector 25 percent and NMC 25 percent.
Standing Committee Chairman and NIT Trustee Vijay Zalke and Bhushan Shingne stated that it was first proposed to set up Jumbo Hospital at Mankapur Stadium. However, later it was decided to spend the amount of 100 crore on Mayo, Medical and AIIMS so that the constructed set up can be used even after COVID.He also informed that 4 sewerage treatment plants have been set up on Jaitala road. Treatment of 37 MLD water is being done at the plant concerned. And it will be handed over to NMC.He also informed that the NIT owns 11.2 acres of land in Mouja Wanjari.The land concerned was sought by Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo) for setting up postgraduate courses and 900-bed hospital. The NIT trustees during the Board meeting suggested to take decision only after examining the technical aspects. And on the respective place Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital and Research Centre is to be upgraded under Mayo.