Under-construction building of TB hospital sealed

Bhaktapur, December 28

Madhyapur Thimi Municipality has sealed the under-construction building of Tuberculosis Hospital at Madhyapur Thimi-4.

Municipality officials sealed the building of the 300-bed Tuberculosis Hospital of National Tuberculosis Centre, saying the building was being constructed without permission and without getting the hospital building design approved by the municipality.

The building is being constructed at a cost of Rs 290 million.

A team comprising Mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha and Chief Administrative Officer Kamal Gyawali, among others, had reached the construction site to seal the building.

Mayor Shrestha said they had sent a letter to the centre time and again, asking it to seek the municipality’s permission for building construction and added that they were compelled to seal the building after the centre turned a deaf ear to their requests.

Centre Director Dr Kedar Narsingh KC, however, said a government body should not obstruct the construction work of another government body.

“The centre started constructing the building after receiving permission from Department of Urban Development and Building Construction. We will submit the design of the building to the municipality within a few days,” he added.