by VR Sreeraman on  September 3, 2006 at 10:16 AM Indian Health News
Delhi Government Clears Healthcare Projects Worth Rs.1.13 bn
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.



Source: IANS
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