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BJP urges BMC to reinstate IAS officers to keep private hospitals in check

The BJP has now urged the civic body to reinstate the five IAS officers, who were earlier replaced by only municipal auditors.

BJP urges BMC to reinstate IAS officers to keep private hospitals in check
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Mumbai’s civic body, the Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), earlier this month removed five IAS officers who were appointed to enforce the 80:20 reservation of beds for patients suffering from the coronavirus in order to ensure that hospitals are not overcharging the ailing patients.

According to reports, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has now urged the civic body to reinstate the five IAS officers, who are replaced by only municipal auditors. BJP MLA Ameet Satam further added that civic auditors alone were not enough to enforce the rules on the private hospitals.

On the other hand, BJP MLA from Andheri Ameet Satam had earlier written a letter to the BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal urging him to give free vaccination to all the citizens of Mumbai in the age group of 18 to 45 years with an orange ration card. This comes as the coronavirus cases in the city and state have been witnessed a huge spike.

Giving more information in this regard, Ameet Satam said that from May 1, the central government has given permission to vaccinate citizens in the age group of 18 to 45. According to him, citizens of this age group will also be able to get coronavirus vaccine in private hospitals. Therefore, I request the Commissioner of Mumbai Municipal Corporation to vaccinate the orange ration cardholders in this age group (both doses) from the funds of the Municipal Corporation.

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