Even though the construction of a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in Sector 5 was completed two months ago, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) is yet to issue a completion certificate (CC) for the building.
Without obtaining a CC, a building can't become operational. The delay has impacted Gurgaon's 80,000 CGHS beneficiaries who don't have any option but to bank on the old dispensary based in Jacobpura or travel to Delhi to avail of the facilities under the scheme.
"At present there is only one dispensary functioning at Jacobpura, which has a daily footfall of about 900 patients in a day," said Sanjeev Saxena, general secretary of CGHS beneficiaries' welfare association (CGHS BWA), Gurgaon.The two-floor dispensary has been built on a plot of 3,000sqm. "Everything is ready, only the water and sewage lines have to be fixed. The connections will be given after we acquire the completion certificate," said Saxena.
Huda administrator Parveen Kumar attributed the delay to the procedural complications in issuing the certificate. "There are many components that have to be looked in to before issuing a completion certificate. It takes time to check for all such factors," he said.
The Gurgaon chapter of CGHS BWA raised the issue in a meeting with the health ministry.