The agencies that were given the responsibility to make a swanky hospital with world-class services have not been working for the past two months. As many as 16 agencies, which were roped in to build BR Ambedkar Multi-speciality Hospital, have stopped functioning from February 5.
The government hospital, which was supposed to function like Delhi’s All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is presently in a shabby state with most of the work pending.
“The work has been stopped from February 5. As the state government has failed to appoint a CEO, there is no one to look after this hospital,” said one of the engineers at the hospital.
Agencies such as Iqbal Construction, Anand Buildtech and Gautam Builder are among the few which have not been paid their dues. Rajkiya Nirman Nigam is involved in the work.
“Medicines have already been approved by the authorities. This is the only area which does not need any approval. None of the agencies have been paid their dues, which is why they have stopped working,” said a Noida authority official.
The hospital has nine multi-storey towers, which will house the main hospital building, studio and normal apartments for doctors, hostels for nurses, food courts, besides accommodations for class IV employees and patients’ attendants. Two basements will be used for car parking and utility services.
The officials in the authority are also waiting for the new CEO to take over. “We can’t do anything about the hospital. As soon as the state government appoints the CEO, things will get in order. Till that time, I am also helpless. Many such projects are pending,” said Anil Rajkumar, additional CEO, Noida authority.
Tower I houses a 100-bed hospital, which is already functional and was shifted from Sector 39 to the new site in Sector 30 few months back.