MCD hospitals, dispensaries to be revamped: Delhi mayor Shelly Oberoi – IndiaTimes

NEW DELHI: Municipal hospitals, dispensaries and maternity centers will be refurbished as part of a plan to revamp the Municipal Corporation of Delhi-run medical facilities.

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Addressing a press conference at the Civic Centre in Delhi, mayor Shelly Oberoi said on Monday that for improving civic medical infrastructure, the MCD will use funds from the corpus of Rs 117 crore — Rs 54 crore under the capital head and Rs 63 crore under the revenue head — it has received from the Delhi government.Funds received under the capital head will be used in 491 projects, including the infrastructure revamp of seven big hospitals under the MCD, a civic-run medical college and primary healthcare centres.

The mayor said that under the AAP-led Municipal Corporation of Delhi, a “good healthcare model” will be established in the civic body, as has been in the Delhi government under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Without naming anyone, she alleged that previous governments in the municipal corporation in the last 15 years, “did not do anything” to improve the medical infrastructure of civic hospitals, as their “intention was not right” when they were in power.
The funds received under the capital

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