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New PCMC committee to probe hospital for seeking Rs 5.26-crore without treating single Covid patient

Feb 14, 2021

The Pimpri-Chinchwad City Company has set up another three-part board to test the job of a private organization that had presented a Rs 5.26-crore bill regardless of not treating a solitary patient at two Coronavirus care focuses set up by it. The PCMC administratioon has just paid Rs 3.29 crore to Sparsh Multispeciality Medical clinic, the private organization which had set up the consideration focuses in August on the directions of the city body.

In his request, active Metropolitan Official Shravan Hardikar said the organization ought not be paid the excess sum till the examination has been finished. “During the examination on the off chance that it is seen that the organization was as blameworthy, at that point the sum so paid ought to be recuperated from it,” the community boss’ requests said.

After the organization presented the bill a month ago, a board of trustees was delegated by the city body to test whether there were any abnormalities. The boss city representative, in his report submitted to the municipal body, had commented that the office was attempting to deceive the urban body. “Regardless of his antagonistic comments, the municipal body had felt free to pay him Rs 3.26 crore,” authorities said.Municipal Chief Shravan Hardikar said, “according to the agreement endorsed with the office, we should pay Rs 1,239 for each patient. Yet, after the board of trustees submited its report and found certain insufficiencies, we had radically diminished the bill sum. Else, we would have needed to pay enormous paid.”

Another three-part board was again set up after ruckus by ideological groups.

Dr Amol Halkunde, Chief of Sparsh Multipspeciality Medical clinic, said, “We had set up two Coronavirus Care Focuses (CCC) with an aggregate of 600 beds. We had selected specialists, medical attendants and other staff. We additionally paid an aggregate measure of Rs 40 lakh as lease for both the CCCs. For each bed, we should Rs 1,239. This was if the patient had involved the bed. We, in any case, didn’t get any patient. This isn’t our deficiency. We had looked for the bill sum according to the understanding endorsed with PCMC. We have not disregarded any principles. An official conclusion is up to the PCMC.”Meanwhile, Hardikar said he will demand the new chief to test the matter. Hardikar has been supplanted with Rajesh Patil, an Odisha unit official. Patil hails from Jalgaon and has 14 years of involvement with authoritative assistance. “I will assume responsibility either on Monday or Tuesday. I have insight of city administrations. In the wake of assuming responsibility, I will communicate with residents and afterward choose need of urban works,” he said.

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