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Health is the focus of NDMC budget 2020-21

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Mr Dharmendra releasing NDMC budget

BS RAWAT
NEW DELHI:
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on January 3, 2020, announced its budget worth Rs 4342.40 crore for 2020-21 with enhanced focus on health and a smart approach.

Setting up a pulmonary function test lab, sleep laboratory, new female respiratory ward, video conferencing system, C-ARM facility and Cath Lab in Charaka Palika Hospital are among the facilities listed on the budget in the health sector.

Public toilets for women, open gyms, 60 rain water harvesting pits, sewer treatment plant based phytoid technology, roof top rain water harvesting, public bike sharing system, smart e-scooter system and construction of smart bins are among the other items listed in the budget in the sector.

"The total receipts of the Budget Estimates (BE) 2020-21 are Rs 4372.40 crore against Rs 4234.59 crore provided in Revised Estimate (RE) 2019-20. The actual receipts in 2019-20 were Rs 3976.32 crore," NDMC Chairman Dharmendra said while presenting the budget.

NDMC till now has carried out annual health check up diagnosis and treatments of all its Safai Sewaks above 40 years of age. In this budget, it is proposed that Safai Sewaks above 30 years of age and all NDMC employees above 40 years of age will be covered under this Annual Health Check programme, he added.

Mr Dharmendra said, “To mitigate the air and dust pollution it is proposed to undertake the intensive plantation of shrubs and grassing to cover all left over open soil surface/kuccha portion in all avenues and lanes in NDMC area and proposed plantation of 5000 trees and 5 lakh shrubs.”


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