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Noida authority wishes to let go of govt colleges, hospital

Manmohan Mishra, financial controller of the Noida Authority, said they had written to the state government to allow the governing bodies of Mahamaya Inter College at sector 44, Panchsheel Inter College at sector 91 and district hospital at sector 30 take over the maintenance of their institutes, respectively.

noida Updated: Aug 03, 2017 23:16 IST
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The district hospital.
The district hospital.(HT File Photo)

The Noida Authority has requested the state government to relieve it from the maintenance of the government district hospital and two government colleges in Noida.

Manmohan Mishra, financial controller of the Noida Authority, said they had written to the state government to allow the governing bodies of Mahamaya Inter College at sector 44, Panchsheel Inter College at sector 91 and district hospital at sector 30 take over the maintenance of their institutes, respectively.

“The Noida Authority constructed the two colleges and the district hospital and had been maintaining them since inception. Now it is time for the respective authorities of these colleges and hospital to take over the responsibility. We have written to the state government to relieve ourselves but till there is no direct notice from the government, we will continue maintaining the three bodies,” said Mishra.

Every year, it is estimated that Noida Authority spends around Rs 15 crore on the maintenance of the hospital and the two colleges, which includes buying medicines, furniture, electricity charges and other sundry expenses .

According to Mishra, the Noida Authority is slowly moving towards cost-cutting measures as it intends to utilise its funds on other projects.

“In all other places, the respective health and education departments take care of their bodies except in Noida where we do. We need to save our funds and use them on other projects,” said Mishra.

Dr Anurag Bhargav, chief medical officer of Gautam Budh Nagar, welcomed the Noida authority’s move. “Like other districts, where the health department takes care of its hospitals, we will do it in the same manner. We welcome this step,” said Dr Bhargav.

Six months ago, the authority was relieved from the maintenance of the Super Specialty Child PGI Hospital. This was confirmed by both Mishra and Dr AK Bhatt, director of the Child PGI Hospital.

“Our hospital is now being maintained by the state government directly,” said Dr Bhatt.