Health,ME Deptt under scanner for non-utilization of funds

Rs 100 Cr Non-Utilised Under NRHM: Report

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 1: The Health and Medical Education Department has come under scanner for non-utilisation of more than Rs 427 crore during last few years in the state.
 The Committee on Estimates in its 42nd report, tabled recently in the state Legislative Assembly, has pointed out that various initiatives and programmes, including central sponsored National Rural Health Mission, were being implemented casually in the state.
 The Committee has pointed out non-utilisation of around Rs 100 crore under the Centre’s flagship NRHM programme in the state. In its report the Committee has referred to the reply filed by the concerned authorities on this account claiming that the expenditure under the programme was on the lower side due to the non-formation of Rogi Kalyan Samitis, though which the allocated funds were to be utilized.
 “However, the Samitis now stand constituted and were being headed by the concerned MLAs,” the officials claimed adding that the funds were now being gradually utilized.
 The committee has also taken exception to the non-utilisation of Rs 300 crore meant for purchase of the linear accelerator, required for treatment of the cancer. “The machine was to be installed at Government Medical College Hospital Jammu for the treatment of cancer patients from across the state but has not been procured despite the center releasing the funds about two years back”.
 However, Principal GMC Jammu claimed that the tenders were issued for the procurement of the machine on number of occasion but it failed to attract the manufacturers.
 The Committee expressed its displeasure over the fact that only Rs three crore out of Rs 27 crore has been spent for family welfare sector by the department.
 It observed that the department was facing serious shortfall of the technically trained staff to handle medical equipments as also the blood banks and crucial ambulances. “The Committee was informed that 395 ambulances were with Health Services Kashmir, out of which 38 were non-functional. 433 ambulances were available with Health Services Jammu but 77 of them were non-functional,” the Report said adding, “Some ambulances were grounded for want of drivers and some new ambulances have been fabricated”.
 It was observed that despite good financial assistance under NRHM, the department was facing shortfall of doctors and para-medics across the state. “A total of 2268 vacancies in Jammu and 2476 vacancies in Kashmir division remained un- filled under the programme”, the committee observed adding that the vacancies were to be filled up by the concerned Deputy Commissioners, who seem to be over-occupied with other work.
 Mission Director NHRM Dr Yaspal Sharma said that the state was able to spend around 85 per cent of the sanctioned allocation by the Centre during the last two years.
 “The delay in utilization of funds was mainly due to the civil work related to upgradation of health infrastructure”, he said.
 Regarding the shortage of the staff, the Director said that around 200 nurses and 225 MBBS doctors are to be engaged under the programme across the state. “We have recommended to the Union health ministry that due to the shortage, the state be permitted to engage Multi Purpose Health Workers (MPHW) in place of the nurses and ISM doctors in place of the MBBS doctors,” he said.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 1 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 1 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 2 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST




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