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‘Expedite super-specialty hospital project in Bhandup’

Express News Service | Mumbai | Posted: June 13, 2014 4:56 am

Chief minister  Prithviraj Chavan said in the legislative assembly Thursday that directives would be issued to municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte to expedite work for construction of a super-specialty hospital in the eastern suburb of Bhandup.

MNS legislator Shishir Shinde, who represents the suburb, raised a calling attention motion objecting to delays in construction of the hospital. Shinde alleged that there had been ‘unreasonable and avoidable delays’ in tendering for appointment of a technical consultant for the project.

With no government-run super-specialty facility available in Bhandup, patients have to travel to the island city for the same. After speaker Dilip Walse-Patil sought expedition of the hospital project, Chavan said directives in this regard would soon be issued to Kunte. Walse-Patil later also asked the state to ensure that Kunte convened a meeting with Shinde and other elected representatives on the matter.

mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com

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