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Tilak Nagar hospital to miss yet another deadline

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is likely to miss another deadline of the launch of 100-bed Tilak Nagar Colony hospital. The civic authority had claimed last November that as part of its drive to extend and improve health facilities in the capital the hospital would make functional by Aprill 2018.

The project has missed several deadlines after construction started in 2015.

According to a SDMC official, “only 75 per cent of the work has been completed and the remaining work like installation of electrical fittings and purchase of medical equpment will take at least one year,” said a senior SDMC official.

The offical recounted that funds for the project had beenincreased from Rs 5 crore to Rs 19 crore by the Delhi government to help speed up work.

He had said “to install all the necessary equipments, Rs 60 to Rs 70 crore is required, besides Rs 30 crore is needed for monthly expenses. We are exploring all the possibilities to complete the work at the earliest.”

Residents of the area which has no other government hospital in the area are understood to in interested in early inauguration of the hospital. Tilak Nagar Colony hospital besides catering to outdoor patients is expected to offer specialised services in medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology/obstetrics, ophthalmology, ENT, and dentistry.