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Cyclone Nisarga: BJP claims damage to COVID facility in BKC, authorities deny

BJP MLA Ameet Satam has also written to MMRDA Commissioner RA Rajeev seeking cost details about the makeshift facility at BKC.

Cyclone Nisarga: BJP claims damage to COVID facility in BKC, authorities deny
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Nitesh Rane on Wednesday alleged damage to makeshift COVID facility at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) due to Cyclone Nisarga and tweeted videos showing the same. 

Rane further accused the government of misusing the taxpayers' money while stating that the jumbo isolation centre at BKC has “goes down the drain” in just a few hours due to Cyclone Nisarga. 

“Jumbo isolation centre at BKC goes down the drain in just few hours n so does the taxpayers money which was misused here by Penguin T gang!! (sic)” Rane tweeted.

The BJP leader also demanded an enquiry on the construction of these makeshift hospitals while accusing the government of misusing taxpayers money in the name of COVID. 

“Here the security guard clearly says that the patients where shifted before all this falls on them ! So why crs of money spent on this anyways ? There should be a enquiry on all this which has been a clear misuse of taxpayers money in the name of COVID! (sic),” Rane said. 

However, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the authorities in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) clarified that the structure was intact. Only minor damage has been caused to the fence and the hospital structure can become operation this evening, the civic body which runs the makeshift facility said. 

Meanwhile, BJP MLA Ameet Satam has also written to MMRDA Commissioner RA Rajeev seeking cost details about the makeshift facility at BKC. Satam and Rane both have pointed out that ₹8,000 has been spent per square foot to construct the same and have demanded details into it. 

Over 200 patients were shifted from the facility to other hospitals as a precautionary measure in view of the cyclone, a BMC official informed. Last month, the MMRDA had constructed a makeshift hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in 10 days at the MMRDA Grounds in BKC.

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