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Buildings bylaws violation: Jalandhar hospital gets notice to vacate

As per the notice the hospital on Nakodar road has been asked to vacate the basement and first floor of its new building.

punjab Updated: Jul 18, 2017 16:17 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
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A building branch official on anonymity said, “The hospital has carried out major violations while constructing the new building.” (Google maps)

Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) has sent a notice to Orthonova hospital for violating building bylaws.

As per the notice the hospital on Nakodar road has been asked to vacate the basement and first floor of its new building. The construction had started five years back and were completed last year. The new six-storey new building was constructed in 2016. A building branch official on anonymity said, “The hospital has carried out major violations while constructing the new building.” The official said that while the hospital was planning to expand its area with a new building, it got the clearance for the building to be used for commercial purpose. “There are different laws for hospital buildings. Getting clearance for a hospital building for commercial purpose amounts to the violation,” the official said.

“We have sent a three-day notice to the hospital to vacate by Friday after which the building branch department will seal the floors,” he said.

“Due to Saturday and Sunday coming in between the notice period we give them another day for clearing the floors,” he said. The building branch had sealed floor number 3 and 4 of the new building in 2016. Under the survey carried out by MC in 2015, 325 private hospitals in the city violating building bylaws were identified. The case is currently in Punjab and Haryana high court.

Orthonova hospital owner Dr Harpreet Singh could not be reached for comments despite repeated attempts. Singh’s assistant Goldy said,“Our hospital was among 137 hospitals that had moved to the court against municipal corporation. The matter is still in the high court.” Though he confirmed that the hospital has received the notice, Godly did not respond to the question of complying with the direction of vacating the floors.