NCP bats for hospital of PMC commissioner's kin

Jul 04, 2013, 08:00 IST | Anup Satphale

The licence for Galaxy Care Hospital was cancelled after a fire broke out in the operation theatre; the authorities then made fire safety improvements and are waiting for PMC's consent to restart the hospital

After the cancellation of permission for licence to Galaxy Care Hospital last week the PMC is likely to give permission to the hospital as NCP bats for civic body commissioner’s kin’s hospital. A verbal exchange took place between the medical officer of health and the NCP over permission to the hospital.

Fiery issue: The operation theatres of Galaxy Care Hospital were gutted in a fire and around 15–20 patients admitted in the hospital were rescued by the fire brigade on June 17. Its licence was cancelled after the blaze. File pics

The hospital’s registration was cancelled by the civic body on June 20 after fire broke out on June 17. The operation theatres of the hospital were gutted in the fire and around 15 – 20 patients admitted in the hospital were rescued by the fire brigade. The hospital had only a temporary no objection Certificated (NOC) from fire brigade which would be confirmed after the necessary changes made for fire safety.

 The hospital reapplied for permission on July 1 and submitted all the necessary documents for the same. Geetanjali Joshi, from Galaxy Care Hospital said, “Yes, we have applied for permission to Pune Municipal Corporation. We had a temporary NOC from the fire department and now we have permanent permission.”

 A verbal spat broke out in the PMC on Wednesday afternoon when NCP leader of the PMC approached the medical officer of health regarding the renewal of the licence of Galaxy Care Hospital.

Leader of the house Subhash Jagtap had approached medical officer of health (MOH) regarding the renewal of permission from the PMC.

“I had approached MOH regarding the process of the permission to start hospital again as they have submitted all the necessary documents. The hospital had approached the PMC on July 1,” said Jagtap.

When asked about the verbal duel with the MOH, Jagtap said, “I had just gone to the officer as she has not signed the licence of Galaxy Care Hospital for two days. I was following up the issue on phone and as she did not seemed positive about it I decided to meet her personally. When I went to meet her she asked me why I opposed her appointment as MOH in the PMC, a week ago. But I denied it as I had not opposed her, but we should not call it as verbal spat.” 

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