Pandemic Hospital May Come Up At One Of These Two locations
Mumbai city’s 5,000 bed Pandemic hospital may come up in one of these two locations. BMC had received two proposal for constructing the hospital on a 20 acre land.
By Varun Singh
The City of Mumbai urgently needs a Pandemic Hospital, and finally there could be some hope that it might be constructed soon.
On Tuesday, BMC opened the two Expression of Interest it had received. BMC is looking for 20-acre of land for the hospital.
A notice Inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) was issued by the land acquisition department of BMC on July 30, 2020, inviting land owners and developers.
The last date of submission for EOI was August 10, and the sealed offers/ EOIs (only Technical bids) were to be opened on August 14 at 4.00 p.m. in the office of Municipal Architect Worli Engineering Hub.
However, after BMC received only 1 proposal by August 10, the dates were extended to August 20, for EOI submissions, and finally it received two proposals.
On August 25, the offers were opened and the two interested parties for providing land for the Pandemic Hospital were found to be Swas Constructions and Rajaram Ovhal and family.
While Swas Constructions is offering land in Mulund, Rajaram Oval and Family has offered a land parcel in Bhandup.
So if all goes well the hospital may come up either in Mulund or Bhandup.
Bhaiyyasaheb Behere, Dy.Collector (LA) of MCGM, confirmed the two names and said, “These are EOI’s which will now be examined and if they are found eligible then the process will move ahead.”
Considering the large scale requirement of beds, during Corona pandemic, BMC made arrangements for 22,756 beds. Of which, 1,738 beds are ICCU, 11,250 beds are oxygenated O2 , 1,054 beds are ventilator beds.
But the need is for more beds and hence during a meeting with the Chief Minister and BMC commissioner, it was decided to establish a 5,000 bed hospital to cater to large scale of patients during pandemic.
The proposed 5,000 beded hospital may be located in the Suburban areas of Mumbai. The reason being that it can serve population of Mumbai as well as patients coming from Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
A committee constituted by Municipal Commissioner shall decide the compensation as may be payable to the land owner/developer.
After finalizing the land parcel, subjected land under reservations shall be acquired under Section 126 (1)(a) & (b) of Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act and remaining land shall be acquired by mutual consent through negotiation.