NMTV has consistently reported on how the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation sold the poor man’s hospital in complete violation of norms and till date the deal has not done justice to the 10% reservation policy.
The deal that brought shame to NMMC on several occasions is nack to haunt the corporation again as CIDCO has terminated its lease agreement with NMMC for alleged breach of terms and conditions by subletting civic hospital premises to the private healthcare Hiranandani-Fortis hospital.
CIDCO’s Jt MD V Radha has confirmed the same and stated “The order has been issued on January 18 and will reach the NMMC authority in a few days. The CIDCO plot in Vashi was leased out for a general civil hospital, which means 100% free as per government rates. Hence, they cannot sublet the hospital premises to a private party and claim that 10% beds will be reserved for NMMC-referred patients. In that case, the entire Navi Mumbai area won’t have a single civil hospital.”
Bringing on record that only people with political affluence avail the 10% reservation policy, she said TYPE TEXT à The fact cannot be denied that this 10% reservation goes to a few people who have political influence.”
While the order is yet to reach NMMC, it remains to be seen how the new general body of corporators, with some fiery names sitting in opposition benches, take up the issue in general body meetings in days to come and ensure that the poor man get back their hospital for pharmaceutical giant Fortis. Bureau report – NMTV News.