Hospitals given 15 days’ time to get NOC from fire brigade dept

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Nashik: Out of total 273 private hospitals, 223 hospitals in jurisdiction of Nashik Municipal Corporation submitted their cases to get No Objection Certificate from fire brigade department and town planning department for renewal of their registrations..47 hospitals have not submitted their cases yet. A period of 15 more days will be given to them and strict action will be taken thereafter, informed Municipal Commissioner Abhishek Krishna.

NMC has renewed registrations of all private hospitals, maternity homes and small hospitals. Some hospitals made changes in their constructions. They also increased number of beds and did not inform NMC about this. It is mandatory for private hospitals to get NOC from fire brigade and town planning departments while renewing their registrations. Renewal of registrations of 273 hospitals, out of total 543 hospitals is pending. 223 hospitals submitted their cases, whereas there is no response from 47 hospitals yet.

Overall on this backdrop, the Municipal Commissioner stated that some documents have not been received yet. A period of 15 days will be given to the concerned, but strict action will be taken thereafter. As fine of Rs. 5-10 lakh will be charged from concerned hospitals for making changes in their constructions, revenue of NMC will increase.

Planetarium and Dadasaheb Phalke projects will now be operated through Build, Operate and Transfer basis, informed the Municipal Commissioner and added that Kalidas auditorium will also be given for private agency to run it, after its renovation. Yashwant vegetable market will be developed under Public Private Partnership. Some NMC projects will be privatised. NMC has no adequate human resources to look after these projects and has no technical information about them.

Meanwhile, construction of proposed sewage treatment plant at Pimpalgaon Khamb and reapir works of underground sewages in the city will be done through central government’s Amrut Yojana. Central government approved a fund of Rs. 200 crore for this. There is provision of Rs. 75 crore for proposed STP at Pimpalgaon Khamb and remaining fund will be spent for underground sewages. DPR will be prepared after inclusion of underground sewages in industrial area, informed the Municipal Commissioner.

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