A total of 94 dispensaries are set to be turned into polyclinics in the national capital, as the Delhi Government has sanctioned over Rs 150 crore for the same.
The step has been taken in order to increase healthcare accessibility and affordability enabling people a better patient care.
“The Government has given administrative approval and expenditure sanction of Rs 168.58 crore to remodel 94 dispensaries into polyclinics across the national capital,” an official said.
In a written communication to Public Works Department’s Engineer-in-Chief Rakesh Kumar Agrawal, Director General of Health Services Kirti Bhushan said a committee will be constituted to monitor the work on regular basis.
Delhi has 30 polyclinics which are operational at present and Government aims to start 150 such polyclinics in the city.
“The project (remodelling of 94 dispensaries) will be completed as per approved scope of work at the sanctioned cost within the stipulated period and no cost escalation will be allowed,” Bhusan (Who is this person?) said.
There will be penalty clauses in the contract agreement for delay and defects in execution of the project.
“Adequate provision will be made for maintenance and upkeep for five years after completion of work,” Bhushan said.