The Mayor of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Dr Shelly Oberoi, chaired a meeting with the senior officers of Engineering and IT Departments on Friday. She took stock of various ongoing and completed projects spanning across various domains of the department.
While reviewing the conditions of MCD hospitals she gave instructions for an improvement and special repairs drive at MCD Hospitals. After this, several hospitals including Hindurao Hospital, Swami Dayanand Hospital, Kasturba Hospital, Fatehpur Beri Maternity and Child Welfare Hospital, SDN Hospital and Mata Gujri Hospital are set for radical reforms.
The Mayor also reviewed the redevelopment of MCD Staff Colonies at Azadpur, Model Town and Kamla Nagar. She directed the officers to give impetus to the project and ensure the colonies are upgraded to the highest possible standards.
Dr Oberoi also took stock of ongoing tenders, parking projects and lake rejuvenation initiatives, directing officials to expedite progress on these projects. She laid special focus on the rejuvenation of Roshanara Bagh lake and Aya Nagar Pond among other projects.
Dr Oberoi also directed officers to explore the possibility of app-based solutions to streamline services and improve efficiency. She reviewed the challenges being faced by the IT department and discussed proposed solutions to them as well.
Dr Shelly Oberoi stated that it is important for the civic agency to work together to address the issues facing the city in a timely and efficient manner. She said, “In line with the vision of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal, we are relentlessly working on transforming the municipal corporation. The MCD is committed to ensuring that the needs of residents are met and that the city remains a vibrant and dynamic place to live.”
Earlier in the day, the Mayor also chaired a meeting with the Deputy Commissioners, Zonal Heads, and Councillors of Narela Zone. The purpose of the meeting was to understand the local issues that can be solved collectively and to discuss major issues with the councillors in their respective wards.
Dr Oberoi stressed the importance of working together to address the challenges facing the city. The Mayor was apprised by the councillors regarding a shortage of sanitation and horticulture staff in the zone besides some equipment related issues. She called on the DC and zonal heads to take quick and probable action on the issue.
Further, the Mayor learnt that a Maternity and Child Welfare Centre in Nizampur and a nursing college in the zone are lying shut. Dr Oberoi directed officers to address the situation and revive the medical facilities being provided there.
The Mayor also expressed her concerns over the functioning of the Veterinary Department in the zone. She directed officers to immediately resolve all issues relating to the shortage of cattle catchers and vehicles in the zone to aid the residents.
On the occasion, Dr Oberoi also highlighted her commitment to transparency and accountability in the MCD, and encouraged councillors to bring any issues to her attention.