KMC, Norvic Hospital to form joint task force to study encroachment of public land
Norvic International Hospital in Thapathali, Kathmandu. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and Norvic International Hospital have agreed to form a task force to the encroachment of public land.
KMC Mayor Balendra Shah, who had given Norvic Hospital a 24-hour ultimatum to remove the structure built on encroached public land, visited the hospital on Tuesday to see if the hospital abided by the KMC directive.
The hospital told Mayor Shah that it had legally leased the public land and was using the built structures as storage facility for essential oxygen and medical equipment.
Later, KMC and the hospital agreed to form a task force comprising technical members from both sides.
KMC Mayor Shah said after the task force submits its report, it would be decided whether to demolish the structures built by the hospital on public land.
The metropolis alleged that the hospital built structures on the west side of the 1.8 ropani land leased in violation of the lease agreement.