The Noida authority, apparently under pressure from the doctors, did not seal any nursing homes and clinics on Wednesday. A survey by the authority had identified 15 illegal nursing homes in sector 34 and one in sector 1.
The authority on Monday said it would start sealing nursing homes and clinics from Wednesday as per the Supreme Court orders. “As per the Supreme Court order on May 4, the authority will have to seal all the nursing homes and clinics, if they flout the laid down norms. In the sealing drives, now nursing homes also will be sealed,” Noida authority deputy chief executive officer CB Singh had said.
However, officials changed their plan later. “We need to have a meeting of all the officials on the issue of sealing nursing homes. Only after that we will be able to comment on this,” said a senior authority official on Wednesday.
The authority, as of now, has been sparing the nursing homes and banks from sealing. “The court said that banks would have to shift by July 10. And the authority may come up with a plot scheme for some (not for all) nursing homes,” said the official.
Meanwhile, two houses in sector 34 were sealed for violating the land use norm on Wednesday. A sealing squad inspected five houses. Out of which, two were sealed for flouting the laid down norms. In three units, property owners had already shutdown commercial activities, an official said.
Both the units (sealed) were being used for commercial purposes in this residential sector. “We found the two units were violating the land use. In one house, a company was functional and in another a guest house was operational. We sealed both the units,” said Rajesh Prakash, administrative officer, Noida authority.