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Crores go waste as dispensaries gather dust

india Updated: Nov 29, 2011 01:27 IST
Divya Sethi

In a city where limited government health facilities are available, two dispensaries have been lying unutilised for last two years.

Constructed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority with a view of providing economical treatment to residents, one dispensary is situated in Suncity (Sector 54) and the other is in Sector 56.

Both the unused buildings are in new Gurgaon and are constructed on 1.5 acres of land.

Dr Praveen Garg, chief medical officer, refused to accept that there are two dispensaries lying unused. “There is only one dispensary in South City which was not being used for some time. Now, we have signed a memorandum of understanding with the central government. And I suppose things would be streamlined,” he said.

Meanwhile, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries have demanded that these dispensaries should be given to CGHS. There are nearly 80,000 CGHS beneficiaries residing in the city.

Sanjeev Saxena, general secretary, Gurgaon CGHS Beneficiaries’ Welfare Association, said, “After repeated pleas, the health department is proposing to hand over only two rooms for the dispensary. However, it is impossible to function in two rooms.”