The shelters will have separate rooms for men and women, along with facilities like washroom and kitchen. Here is all you need to know about Chennai Corporation’s important step.
Chennai corporation has proposed to build shelters for the poor family members of patients in government hospitals, who are forced to spend nights on the roads and pavements outside.
The corporation will make shelters for three government hospitals using a grant of 50 lakh from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO).
Each shelter can accommodate 50 people and will be equipped with facilities like kitchen and restrooms. In addition to this, there will be separate rooms for men and women.
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The corporation’s health department had proposed 42 shelters to meet the basic requirements listed by the Supreme Court. The court had also said 30 percent of the shelters must be designated for the most vulnerable, including the terminally ill, senior citizens, women and children.
The corporation is also looking for space at MRTS stations which have big unused spaces.
This step is indeed a good news for hundreds of lesser privileged people who are forced to live on the roads while waiting for their loved ones in hospitals.