The Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed the privatization of Asilo Hospital at Mapusa and directed the government to file a detailed reply on 20th June explaining the criteria adopted to award the contract.
The order came in the wake of a petition filed by Ahmadabad-based Shalby Hospital through its Vice-President Neeraj Lal.
The petitioners questioned the government’s criteria in selecting Delhi-based Radiant Lifecare Private Limited to run the Asilo Hospital on PPP-module.
The petitioners pointed out that there were three bidders for this contract. Radiant Lifecare Private Limited quoted Rs. 39.40 crore per annum for a lease period of 20 years from the government. The other company Apollo Hospital had sought Rs. 540 crore from the government for the same period of 20 years.
The petitioners on the other hand had offered to manage the hospital without any financial burden on the government as the infrastructure equipments and staff were provided by the government.
The petitioners only sought to charge patients for speciality treatments covered under the mediclaim scheme of the Goa government.
The petition will be taken up for hearing before admission on 20th June when the government has been asked to file a detailed reply on the criteria adopted by it to award the contract to radiant Lifecare Private Limited.