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'62 pvt hospitals allotted land at concessional rates to provide free treatment to EWS in Delhi'

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 04-07-2019 18:57 IST | Created: 04-07-2019 18:51 IST
'62 pvt hospitals allotted land at concessional rates to provide free treatment to EWS in Delhi'
"In case of any violation reported by the Monitoring Committee, Land and Development Office and DDA initiate the action as per terms of allotment/lease deed," Image Credit: IANS

Sixty-two private hospitals have been allotted land at concessional rates in the national capital on the condition of providing free treatment to patients belonging to EWS category, the government said on Thursday. Responding to a written question in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said while the land is allotted to private hospitals in Delhi by Land & Development office and DDA, the monitoring regarding free treatment to such patients is within the jurisdiction of the Delhi government.

According to the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, six hospitals have been allotted at concessional rate while 56 by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). "The government of NCT, Delhi has constituted a Monitoring Committee as per the directions of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.

"In case of any violation reported by the Monitoring Committee, Land and Development Office and DDA initiate the action as per terms of allotment/lease deed," Puri said in the written reply.


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