Private firm to manage Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation dispensaries
Jun 27, 2012
Source : Times Of India

 

BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to join hands with a private company to manage two of its dispensaries in the city. The two allopathic dispensaries to be run in public private partnership (PPP) mode are located in Kapil Prasad and Gadakan areas.
 
BMC mayor A N Jena said the move was aimed at providing better health facility to citizens. "At the council meeting, it was unanimously decided to engage a private company to improve healthcare facility at the dispensaries. The company would renovate the buildings, provide infrastructure and other facilities to patients," Jena said.
 
BMC runs a hospital, five allopathic dispensaries, 11 homeopathic dispensaries and one veterinary dispensary in Bhubaneswar. Recently, the corporation passed a resolution to construct another hospital in the state capital.
 
The civic body would soon start construction of the four proposed night shelters for the destitute in Ashok Nagar, Ganga Nagar, Baramunda and Gandamunda areas. While state-owned housing and urban infrastructure developer Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco) would develop two night shelters, BMC would construct the other two.
 
"The general administration department has provided us land. Each night shelter would come up at a cost of Rs 31 lakh," Jena said. Currently, BMC runs two night shelters at temporary houses in Malisahi (Kharavelanagar) and Gyana Nagar near Bindusagar. The existing night stay facilities provide food, bed sheets and periodic health check-ups to around 30 homeless persons.
 
As part of the state's commitment to the Supreme Court, the BMC had started the two night stay facilities for the homeless in the city last year. The state government had said in an affidavit to the apex court on November 22, 2010, that night shelters will be ready in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri in a year.

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