In a rather significant development, for the first time in court, the violation of MGM Hospital at Vashi has come on record as CIDCO slapped a notice on the hospital for breach of agreement. Sana Warsia met the petitioner Sandeep Thakur for the latest update on the high profile case. Looks like the last stern stance of the High Court warning MGM Hospital of granting no more time for filing documents has compelled action against the violations committed by the MGM Hospital at Vashi. In a rather significant development during the hearing of the PIL filed in Mumbai High Court against MGM Hospital at Vashi for breach of agreement signed with CIDCO, the violation of one clause by MGM has been nailed. During the cases’ hearing this week, CIDCO brought to the attention of the court that they have slapped a penalty of Rs. 9 lac 68 thousand against MGM Hospital at Vashi for leasing out their premises to a private limited company to run the medical store in the hospital. In its letter to MGM Hospital that was issued on the 4th of this month, CIDCO has asked MGM Hospital at Vashi to pay the penalty and terminate the contract with Durga Medical Foundation Pvt. Ltd. within 15 days. CIDCO has ordered MGM Trust to run the chemist store on no profit no loss basis. The petitioner, Sandeep Thakur added that the trustees Dr. Nitin Kadam, Dr. Sudhir Kadam and their wives had floated a pvt. ltd. company to run the chemist store only for personal gains. Sandeep Thakur said that the development spells good news for patients taking treatment at MGM Hospital at Vashi as now the medicines, drugs and surgical equipments will be available for sale on a lower cost as the medical store has to be run by the trust on no profit no loss. In the past this trust alone was making a profit of over 1 Crore every year. Almost a year after the petitioner Sandeep Thakur took up the matter in High Court, the recent development comes a major blow to MGM Hospital at Vashi as it exposes how the trust violated its agreement with CIDCO for commercial gains. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.
October 4, 2008