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MCD asked Centre to take over hospitals in 2018, says AAP

By: The Press Reporter News Service | New Delhi |

Up to date: October 17, 2020 10:31:26 am

Docs at Hindu Rao hospital protest. (The Press Reporter Picture)

Amid protests by healthcare staff of Hindu Rao Hospital over pending salaries, the AAP Friday launched an inside communication of the BJP-led North MCD, displaying that the company had mulled handing over its hospitals to the Centre in 2018 to scale back “annual monetary burden” of as much as Rs 600 crore.

AAP chief Durgesh Pathak Friday launched a doc, dated July 28, 2018, ready by the North company’s well being division, which had urged that the proposal be positioned earlier than the standing committee of the MCD for approval.

Whereas an MCD spokesperson mentioned that the proposal being referred to was turned down by the standing committee, Pathak mentioned that if the company was prepared at hand over the administration of the hospitals to the Centre earlier, it mustn’t resist the proposal of the Delhi authorities to take over the services now.

The doc mentioned that maintaining the monetary crunch confronted by the civic physique in thoughts, “it isn’t doable for the well being division to proceed to run these establishments as per public expectations”.

“Subsequently, it’s urged that each one hospitals together with the medical school could also be handed over to the Central authorities in order that ample quantities of assets will be infused in for upgradation and easy functioning of those establishments. This might be in public curiosity…,” it mentioned.

The be aware, addressed to the then commissioner of the company, added that MCD establishments have been handed over to the Delhi authorities prior to now as properly and went on to call the Hearth Brigade, Delhi Vidyut Board, Delhi Jal Board, amongst others.

“The handing over of the hospitals and medical school will cut back the annual monetary burden of North DMC by about Rs 500-600 crore, which will be utilised for augmentation and enchancment of remaining public companies,” it mentioned.

“The AAP believes that it’s a felony act on the BJP’s finish to not hand over these hospitals to the Delhi authorities regardless of an open invitation,” Pathak mentioned.

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