By RITA KARTHIK The air conditioner at a private hospital in Pune on Monday bypassed the pollution problem of pollutants entering the hospital premises.
The hospital said in a statement that a total of 10 doctors, five nurses and one technician have been working 24 hours a day at the hospital in the past week.
They have been using machines to get the air conditioners out of the premises, which is about 30 metres away from the hospital.
The air conditioning was installed in December.
The city’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had visited the hospital after it was cleared by the state government to open in the city.
The state government had approved the hospital’s expansion plans for the city, the city administration said in the statement.
The move came as the state of Maharashtra has been facing a severe air pollution crisis with the worst of the pollution coming from the coal-fired power plants.
The government on Tuesday approved plans for more than 15 coal-powered power plants in Maharashtra and also approved setting up of two more power plants for electricity generation in the state.