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Dr Sanjay Pattiwar served notice for irregularities and wrongdoings NMMC seeks reply

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation administration has served notice to the former health department in-charge Dr Sanjay Pattiwar and sought his reply in next 10 days.

Pattiwar, who opted from voluntary retirement, was in the eye of storm for various reasons, including the controversial Fortis hospital deal.

The officer, who was reportedly close to the ruling NCP in NMMC was demoted as head of the health department from the post of additional municipal commissioner after Tukaram Mundhe took over as municipal commissioner.

Shiv Sena corporator MK Madhvi had during the standing committee meeting listed out various illegal activities in which Dr Pattiwar was involved and also presented the papers in this regard to Mundhe.

A senior civic official confirmed that a charge-sheet has been served on Pattiwar and he has been asked to reply in 10-days time.

“Even if the official has resigned that does not absolve him of any criminal liability so necessary action, including filing of police complaint, will be done if there is no satisfactory reply given to the notice by the official,” said a civic official.

Mundhe had demoted Pattiwar as medical officer health, his original posting, as the post of additional municipal commissioner which Pattiwar was holding was refused sanction by the state government. It is not only Pattiwar who is on the radar of civic administration, even Dr Deepak Paropkari has been served show cause notices and has been asked to reply to various lapses in his department.

“The reply filed by Dr Paropkari has been received and further process in the matter is on,” said a civic official. The functioning of health department has come under scanner during various civic meetings with corporators raising questions over its functioning.

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