In a sensational revelation, it has come to fore that the BMC has spent Rs 100 crore in 18 months on providing private security services to civic hospitals including KEM, Sion, Nair and Cooper Hospital. Currently, the service of private security agency has been replaced by the jawans of Maharashtra State Security Corporation.
The security of doctors working in civic hospitals has been increased after an incident of assault on them. Now, 400 jawans of Maharashtra State Security Corporation have been deployed for doctors’ security.
The BMC had taken services of 309 security guards from a private security agency at its hospitals as well as Deonar and Taloja dumping grounds, traffic garden, Nana Chowk, K-West office and other places for different durations.
The Eagle Security and Personnel Services company was awarded the contract worth Rs 98.68 crore which has now come to an end. The private security guards used to get Rs 95.09 lakh as their monthly salaries. The standing committee has approved the expenditure of Rs 11.41 crore for security reasons for a year.