Pune : The Standing Committee of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has given approval to set up a multi-specialty hospital in Warje, which will be built on the BOT basis.
The hospital will have a total of 350 beds, with 10 percent available free of cost, 6 percent available under the treatment rates of the municipal corporation, and the remaining 84 percent to be used at commercial rates. The construction and running costs of the hospital are expected to be ₹ 360 crores. The Municipal Corporation will receive ₹ 90 lahks in rent every year for the 30-year contract, with the rent increasing at 3 percent annually.
Despite some objections to the Municipal Corporation accepting the loan guarantee, the proposal was ultimately approved in the Standing Committee meeting held on February 17.
In February 2022, a proposal for setting up a multi-specialty hospital in Warje was presented before the Standing Committee, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Standing Committee members suggested that the Municipal Corporation waive off the loan for the hospital being built on a BOT basis. The BJP approved both proposals by majority vote without discussion in the Standing Committee and General Assembly.
The municipal administration sent the proposal to waive off the loan to the then Mahavikas Aghadi government for approval, but the proposal was not acted upon. After a change of power in the state in June 2022, the Shinde-Fadnavis government approved the proposal to waive off the loan for the contractor.