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PCMC appoints 4-member team to inspect jumbo facility, Covid care centres

The committee has been asked to submit its report to the municipal commissioner, additional municipal commissioner and the civic medical department.

Written by Manoj Dattatrye More | Pune |
Updated: May 28, 2021 10:52:18 am
Pune covid cases, Pune Covid-19, Pune Hospitals, Pune critical patients, Remdesivir crisis, Pune oxygen beds, Pune city news, Indian expressThe jumbo Covid-19 hospital in Pune. (File Photo)

Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil has appointed a four-member committee of senior officers to inspect whether contractors running facilities such as jumbo hospital and Covid care centres are adhering to all the terms and conditions. The committee has been asked to inspect the facilities and their manpower before the civic body pays the contractors’ bills.

The four members are PCMC Deputy Commissioner Mangesh Chitale, executive engineer Shirish Porredi, medical officer Dr Sunita Salve and an officer from the civic zonal office.

In his directive, the PCMC chief said, “The committee will verify whether the contractors have fulfilled all the terms and conditions… whether required manpower is available and the staff have requisite education qualifications.”

The committee has also been asked to conduct surprise inspections to check whether adequate staff is available on duty at the Jumbo, Auto Cluster hospitals and CCCs. “The committee should also verify whether the staff at these facilities get all required amenities,” Patil said.

The committee has been asked to submit its report to the municipal commissioner, additional municipal commissioner and the civic medical department.

Meanwhile, Additional Municipal Commissioner Vikas Dhakane said the boycott of work by nurses and ward boys at the jumbo hospital had nothing to do with the PCMC. “The contractors had not paid the salaries of the staff and so they protested. No patient was affected as the doctors attended to them,” he said.

Dhakane said the contractor had not submitted the salary bill for two months. “Therefore, we could not pay his bills. If he submits the bill, we will pay the amount instantly,” he said.

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