The state dairy development department will transfer the Aarey Hospital and quarters to BMC.
The proposal that the BMC should provide treatment to the tribals in Aarey colony was mooted in 2012. There are around 27 padas in Aarey colony and the tribal population is estimated at around 9000.
In 2013 the government decided to transfer the physical infrastructure to the civic body so that it could provide health services to the tribal. Aarey colony spread over 3,000 acres is within the jurisdiction of the BMC. However, discrepancy in measuring land delayed the process. The hospital and quarters spread over 19,320 sq feet will now be handed over to the state revenue department which in turn will transfer the same to the BMC, said a Government Resolution issued. – TOI