The hospital has been managing the medical inspection room for the last five years, the Airport Authority now plans to run the services on its own with help from the Punjab government
Fortis Hospital, Mohali, will discontinue its medical emergency services at Chandigarh International Airport because of “high rent,” hospital authorities have said in a letter to the chief executive officer of the airport. However, if allowed to display its brand at selected locations, it might reconsider its decision.
The hospital, managing the medical inspection (MI) room for the last five years, acted with immediate effect as it is unable to pay the rent of ₹1.90 lakh per month even as its contract expires on October 18.
The Airport Authority now plans to run the services on its own with help from the Punjab government.
A letter from Fortis to Suneel Dutt, chief executive officer of the airport, said, “The rental is very high as we are paying around ₹1.90 lakh per month. Besides, we are spending ₹4 lakh per month for providing services to passengers. The hospital had deputed doctor, para medical staff, technicians, highly equipped ambulance and driver for 24X7 services.”