UCMS Students' union writes Kejriwal to relocate proposed hospital

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Rohit Shishodia

The student’s union of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) has urged the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to relocate the proposed hospital building which is to be built in the green zone of the GTB hospital premises to a nearby area since the site is a green biodiverse area.

The teachers’ association has also raised the same issue and has expressed its solidarity with students’ demand

“We support the development of the health care sector and expansion of health care services in this part of Delhi and especially increase on the COVID designated ICU beds,” the union said in a letter.

“The upcoming building is in the residential area which will lead to biodiversity loss and will decrease the efficiency of the health care workers as this is only the green residential area where the healthcare workers can rejuvenate after their day to day emotional turmoil which they face inpatient care management,” it added.

The union has pointed out that there is the availability of space in the adjoining area which also belongs to the Delhi government and has prospects of future expansion, also by relocating this hospital building the rich biodiversity of the exciting nursery and the green lungs of the GTB campus will be saved.

This will also help in keeping the campus more secure.

“We request you to urgently intervene in this matter and relocate the hospital building in the adjoining area. We are ready to discuss and support this matter with any stakeholder,” it further added.


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