STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Citizen’s Forum urged the Governor Satya Pal Malik to constitute a separate Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd (MSCL) for Jammu region. R K Chadha, President of the Forum, in a statement issued here on Monday, said that drugs supplied to the Indian System of Medicine by the JKMSCL have been found sub-standard. He said that JKMSCL has miserably failed to provide quality medicines at competitive rates in time-bound manner to the health institutions of the region, especially remote areas. Chadha further said that the drug-list is being pruned from 850 to 300, leaving poor people at the mercy of private vendors. The Corporation is being run by non-professionals, who waste a lot of time in inviting tenders and then issuing corrigendum without buying drugs on ground level, he alleged. “This is the height of corruption that instead of procuring life-saving drugs, JKMSCL procured Suture material (Wound Stitching material) for Rs 8 crore,” he said. The Citizens Forum further demanded that MRI, CT Scan and Ultra-sound equipments should be provided at all District Hospitals, for conducting tests at a nominal charges, for welfare of patients. “If Gurdwara Bangla Sahib can charge Rs 50 for conducting a MRI/CT scan, then why Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Government hospitals in J&K are unable to provide similar facilities to patients at nominal rates,” he asked. Signatories to the statement included ADGP (Retd) S.S Wazir, former PSC Member, Dr R Madan, Prof Aman Rathore, former PSC member, Arun Gupta Chairman MIER, Arun Sharma Retired Chief Engineer, R.K Handa Retired Vice Chairman JDA, M S Kapoor, Advocate Anil Sethi, Advocate Ashok Parihar, Educationist Veena Handa, Sarita Oswal Industrialist, Sameer Bhasin, K K Khosa President KP Sabha, Jit Pal Sahni Businessman and Sunny Dua Journalist.
Shilpa Shetty to be Punit Balana’s showstopper at LFW
‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ to hit screens on July 31, 2020
Religion and science don’t have to be divorced: Vidya Balan
Making ‘Mission Mangal’ was a big risk: Akshay Kumar
Walkathon held on ‘Healthy Aging, Strong Bones’
© 2017 State Times Daily Newspaper