Noida: Noida Covid Hospital that started functioning in August is yet to pay Rs 2.5 crores as power bills. While the electricity department has sent several notices to the hospital, officials said they are waiting for government’s sanction to clear the amount. Connection charge of Rs 5.57 crore is also pending with Noida Authority, officials said.
“We have sent notices to officials,” said VN Singh, chief zonal engineer, Noida, Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited. Sources said 2,600 kVA connection for the Sector 39 facility was given on an urgent basis when CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurated it on August 8 and the bill is pending since then. “We have intimated the chief medical officer and chief medical superintendent. We have not got payment for the connection from Noida Authority, which built the hospital,” said an official. Chief medical superintendent Dr Renu Agrawal was not available for comment. Chief zonal engineer, Noida power department, said the matter is being looked into. Ajay Kumar senior manager (electrical) Noida Authority, said: “There were some queries about the connection charge.”