After almost three years of dilly-dallying, the Delhi Government has finally dropped its plan to run two super speciality hospitals on the PPP model, as no shortlisted private company has come forward for the venture.
The construction of hospitals in Janakpuri and Tahirpur was completed in 2009 but they were yet to be operationalised as the government had decided to run them on the PPP model.
A cabinet meeting, presided over by chief minister Sheila Dikshit, has decided to shelve the earlier plan and instead asked the Health Department to run them. The city government had adopted a broad policy in 2008 to involve private entities in running premier hospitals under the PPP model.
Construction of the 650-bedded Rajiv Gandhi Hospital was completed in 2009, following which the government had issued bids inviting private entities for their involvement in running of the hospital.
“The Cabinet has decided that the government would run these two hospitals,” said Dikshit, adding that the new hospitals in Burari, Hastsaal and Ambedkar, which are under constructed, will not be run under PPP model as decided earlier.
“These hospitals will also be run by the government,” she said.