Lucknow: May 03, 2010
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to hand over public hospitals to private chains like Apollo and Fortis under the public-private-partnership (PPP) model to improve health care services in the state, an official said Monday. Fifty percent of the beds in these hospitals will be kept for free patients. "Since we have already taken a policy decision to enter into a public-private-partnership (PPP) to improve health services in the state, we propose to start with the handing over of a few hospitals in private hands in four districts of the state", a health department spokesman told IANS here. It is learnt that the state government initially proposes to hand over its hospitals in four districts - Kanpur (Urban), Allahabad , Firozabad and Basti.
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