The Delhi government has cleared five healthcare and development projects worth Rs.1.13 billion.Delhi Planning and Finance Minister A.K. Walia said the projects - two each in health and public works and one pertaining to environment - have been given a go-ahead by the expenditure finance committee (EFC).
The government has sanctioned Rs.928 million for procuring equipment for the Institute of Liver and Biliary Science (ILBS). This would be bought in a phased manner and it would be ensured that no equipment remains idle after the institute is commissioned, the minister said in a statement.
The EFC has also allowed purchase of typhoid vaccines and related items worth Rs.12.8 million that will help curb mortality among children in the age group of 2 to 5, the minister said.
For the environment project, the government would purchase 40 acres near Ghummanhera village for setting up a treatment, storage and disposal facility at an estimated cost of Rs.112.2 million.
The Supreme Court had directed the government to develop a site for treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.