Mumbai hospitals to get Rs 5.85-crore for upgradation

Mumbai, Feb 2 (PTI) With a view to upgrade healthfacilities in the city, the district planning and developmentcouncil (DPDC) today alloted Rs 5.85 crore for hospitals andmedical colleges.

During the DPDC meeting, chaired by Guardian Minister ofMumbai Jayant Patil and held at Mantralaya, a total provisionof Rs 51 crore for overall development works was made.

"We have alloted Rs 5.85 crore for medical facilities inthe Government run hospitals and colleges. The total DPDCprovision for the city is Rs 51 crore," Patil said.

The hospitals include J J, Grant Medical College, DentalHospital and College, Saint George''s Hospital, Poddar, Kamaand G T Hospital.

The DPDC also alloted Rs 40 lakh for tourism programmeson the island city and the Government colleges, includingInstitute of Science, Elphinstone, Law college, Sydenham,Savitribai Phule Girl''s Hostel and Boy''s Hostel, were allotedfunds upto Rs 70 lakh each, Patil said.

Under the Urban Development section, various schemes havebeen given funds upto Rs six crore including cleaning ofareas, construction of safety walls and cremation grounds, theminister said.

The earlier scheduled meeting on January 20 of DPDC wascancelled due to absence of officials. MLAs and MLCs presentdemanded action against the officials.

On the issue, Patil said he has written to Chief MinisterPrithviraj Chavan about the officers who were absent for themeeting and he would take action.

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