Awhad questions tender conditions for Kalwa Hospital Pharmacy in Thane | Bombay News

In a series of tweets, State Cabinet Minister and MP for Mumbra-Kalwa, Jitendra Awhad raised questions about the terms and conditions of the tender launched for the operation of the Pharmacy of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Hospital, also known as Kalwa Hospital, Thane. .

Awhad claimed that the terms of the tenders are very strict and are such that only popular and well-known pharmacists can bid while small town-based pharmacists have no chance.

The medical store at Kalwa Hospital is supposed to give medicines to the poor and needy at preferential rates. The contract for the agency operating the medical stores ended in 2011. Since then, the store has been mired in controversy.

Awhad on Thursday night cast doubt on the Thane Municipal Corporation’s intentions behind such strict standards. Awhad said, “According to the tender, the pharmacy tender is expected to have 30 medical stores and an annual turnover of 120Cr. No local pharmacist can fulfill these clauses. The company is only interested in giving the pharmacy to well-known companies. They should have given them the contract instead.

NCP party workers also delivered a letter to the civic commissioner asking for the clauses to be relaxed.

A city officer requesting anonymity said: “A resident went to court against the tender and a hearing into the matter took place on Friday. The court had set the next hearing for April 6. We will give our advice to the court regarding the tender.

Manish Joshi, Deputy City Commissioner said. “The matter is pending and we will not comment on it.”


    I’m a special correspondent for the Hindustan Times and also a Thane bureau chief. I have worked in Thane for over a decade, covering social, civic, infrastructural, political and cultural issues.
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