Fresh bids for Parsi Lying-in hospital revamp next month

The tussle between the managing committee and the Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP) over the future of the Parsi Lying-in Hospital at Fort notwithstanding, the Punchayat has again decided to invite bids for the hospital’s revamp.

In September 2011, the managing committee of the hospital had decided to hand over the project to a private firm which would be responsible for refurbishing and maintaining the infrastructure of the hospital for the next 30 years. However, BPP, which owns the two-storeyed hospital building, was vehemently opposed to the idea.

Starting next month, the Punchayat will start the bidding process. “The hospital is in a prime location and we shouldn’t end up cutting a cheap deal. Various major companies had offered to buy the hospital, but we have decided to restore it instead. It is an important mark of our community,” said BPP chairman, Dinshaw Mehta.

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