GUWAHATI, June 1 � The Guwahati Municipal Development Authority (GMDA) has sent notices to 48 private hospitals and nursing homes in the city, seeking information and documents like building permission for such establishments and Fire and Emergency Services NOCs, among others, for scrutiny to ensure that all municipal and safety norms are complied with.
Senior GMDA officials said today that the notices to 48 private hospitals and nursing homes were first sent in January this year. �However, only 16 have so far replied to us and provided the necessary documents for verification and scrutiny. So, yesterday we sent the remaining hospitals a reminder and asked them to furnish the relevant clearances and documents within a month,� said an official. Hospitals and nursing homes that do not adhere to the directions will be dealt with sternly, he added.
The official, however, did not identify the institutions, but said that they include some of the most known ones in the city.
The GMDA has sought NOCs and approved drawings of the institutions� buildings, up-to-date NOCs from Fire and Emergency Services and follow-up compliance reports, up-to-date NOCs from the Pollution Control Board and follow-up compliance report, clearance from competent authority under the Assam Health Establishment Act 1993 and 1995, details of both liquid and solid waste disposal plans in operation and details regarding the provision of incinerator and any other waste disposal mechanism in operation.
The municipal body has also sought detailed parking requirement statements on the basis of available facilities and parking plans in operation.