Civil hospital proposes to build shops along roadside

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2014 20:44 IST

Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital will send a proposal to the chief minister through deputy commissioner for building shops along roadside. These shops will be further rented out, and this will help in generating fund for the hospital.

Dr RK Karkara, senior medical officer (SMO) at the hospital, said, “We will send a proposal to the CM to ask for permission to build shops along roadside on the hospital's land. The front wall of the hospital has collapsed many times and it needs repair every time. But if shops will be built in this unused land, hospital could earn some money by lending these on rent.”

However, the hospital runs on government grant and user charges by the patients. But, this fund is not much for the functioning of hospital. In this situation, hospital is trying to find out other ways like outsourcing to earn funds for the hospital.

Dr Karkara said shops will be given on rent with a condition that no tobacco, alcohol or such prohibited items would be sold on the hospital premises. These shops would benefit patients and their relatives.

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