Corporate houses to run abandoned dispensaries in Gurgaon

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Gurgaon, Dec 4 (UNI) The Haryana Government plans to give the dispensaries lying abandoned in this district to the corporate houses who are willing to provide health services on 'Seagram Model'.

The Seagram is running a charitable dispensary in sector 45 which was first of its kind in Haryana working on public-private-participation model.

It has been given by the government to the company on extendable lease of two years.

Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Gupta today visited the dispensaries located in various sectors of HUDA. Six of the dispensaries were found lying abandoned which were got constructed by HUDA.

After completion of the buildings of these dispensaries, doctors and other para medical staff were not appointed even for once and these dispensaries never became functional.

According to HUDA authorities, the cost of construction on each dispensary was Rs 20 lakh. The Deputy Commissioner was surprised to see that new dispensary buildings at sector 55,39, Sun city, Rosewood city, Sushant Lok phase-3 and Palam Vihar were lying unutilized. The dispensaries of sector 40 and 43 were maintained and run by District Red Cross Society where only ANMs attended the patients.

As part of visit, he also went to Seagram dispensary in sector 45 which was in similar condition as the above ones before the company took over it. He was highly impressed by the yeoman's service being provided by the company, an official spokesman said. UNI

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