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North MCD’s TB hospital dilapidated and unsafe, says Delhi health minister, orders inquiry to seal premises

Stating that the North MCD-run Rajan Babu tuberculosis hospital was discovered to be unsafe for human habitation, well being and concrete growth minister Satyendar Jain Saturday ordered the Extra Chief Secretary (City Growth) to instantly examine for trip and sealing of the premises.

A word by the minister learn: “It has been delivered to my discover that the constructing of Rajan Babu TB hospital run by the North MCD is in a dilapidated state. The MCD itself has declared the constructing unsafe for human habitation… Regardless of that, the hospital is being run and lives of sufferers, attendants and employees are being put in peril. It appears the constructing could collapse any time… For the security of human lives… rapid enquiry could also be performed for trip and sealing of the constructing.”

It appears the constructing could collapse any time, mentioned Jain.

Jain additional mentioned images displaying the dilapidated state of the hospital have been fairly disturbing.

The matter was highlighted by AAP MLA Atishi who made a shock go to to the hospital on Thursday, which led to a political slugfest between the Delhi authorities and the BJP-led civic physique. “The BJP-controlled North MCD’s hospital constructing is a catastrophe in ready; it may well collapse any time and take quite a few lives,” she had mentioned.

Hitting out on the AAP, Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor mentioned Atishi has tried to painting that the hospital is being run from a harmful constructing whereas solely the entrance portion, which is a coated verandah, was lately declared harmful.

Jain mentioned images displaying the dilapidated state of the hospital have been fairly disturbing.

However sources say as a result of the company doesn’t have funds for restore, it’s holding off on the official declaration and has, in the intervening time, ordered a structural security audit of the constructing.

Standing committee chairperson of North MCD Jogi Ram Jain mentioned they’ve sought a report from IIT-Roorkee on the security of constructing, which is awaited. “There are barricades to make sure that folks don’t enterprise out entrance,” he added.

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