Dr TS Kler-File Photo
Mohali to have another Multi-Specialty Hospital as 7-acre land in Bari village auctioned off
Mohali, October 25, 2021:
On Monday, the open auction of around seven acres of Bari village’s Panchayat land on lease for 33 years was held at the Zila Parishad office here.
During the auction, World fame cardiologist Dr. TS Kaler quoted the highest price of Rs 1.08 lakh per acre per year against the reserve price of Rs 1 lakh per acre. Kaler had opted for the land for his trust, where he will be building a Multi-Speciality hospital.
Dr. Kler is a very active interventional cardiologist in PSRI Hospital Delhi. He has performed more than 10,000 coronary, renal & peripheral angioplasties.
Padma Bhushan Dr. Kler is currently working as Chairman, Fortis Heart and Vascular Institute at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram & Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
Dr. Kler, completed his MBBS from Medical college, Patiala and MD in Medicine & DM in Cardiology from PGI Chandigarh. He completed his MRCP from UK & then returned to India in 1989 & was one of the founding doctors of Escorts Heart Institute, where he spent 28 years & was its Executive Director for last 12 years of his stay.
Three more bidders for the land took part in this auction, which continued for around half an hour.
Talking to Babushahi, Hiten Kapila, Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO), who was present during the auction, said, “The land will be given on lease for 33 years to Dr TS Kaler’s trust for construction of a hospital (with 10 percent increment on compound interest ever year). He quoted a price of Rs 1.08 lakh. No controversy was witnessed during the auction.”
The auction was held and is now sent to the state government for final approval, said the BDPO.