Corruption alleged in hospital; Floors of newly constructed building coming off

Corruption alleged in hospital; Floors of newly constructed building coming off

Officials of Consumers Welfare Protection Forum observing the newly constructed building of Hetauda Hospital, in Makawanpur, on Wednesday.

HETAUDA: A fair investigation has been sought into alleged irregularities in the construction of a building of Hetauda Hospital.

Consumer Welfare Protection Forum, Makawanpur, on behalf of the locals, today organised a press meet and demanded a fair probe into alleged irregularities in construction of the hospital building.

Suspicions of foul play in the building project costing 4.8 million rupees arose as barely days after completion of construction, its floor surface began to come off even before the newly built structure was put to use.

“You don’t need to be an expert to understand that irregularities have taken place during construction when you see the floors coming off even before the building is used,” said Consumer Welfare Forum Makawanpur Chairperson Ajaya Adhikari.

It’s important to note that Makawanpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry first vice-chairperson Prakash Dhakal is the coordinator of the building construction committee, and social development officer Dhrub Bahadur Bhujel of Hetauda municipality is its member.

Meanwhile, District Public Health Office chief Madhusudan Koirala disavowed irregularities in during construction.

“Firstly, I don’t know about the alleged irregularities in the project, but even if the accusations are true, the building is yet to be handed over and if any damage occurs, the contractor shall be responsible for repairs,” he sad.

Source: thehimalayantimes