Irregularities in government hospitals

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New Delhi, 23.03.18: As far as three Central Government Hospitals i.e. Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals are concerned, these hospitals are procuring the medicines and equipments by calling open tender as per General Financial Rule (GFR) -2017 & Government of India (GOI) guidelines.

In so far as three Central Government Hospitals i.e. Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals are concerned, no such irregularities and sub-standard purchase of medicines, injections and cannulas in these hospitals at exorbitant rates violating the established procedures and guidelines has been reported.

However, following safeguards are in place to curb such malpractices by these hospitals:-

Procurement is being done as per GFR.
Inspection of items received is being carried out by a Committee constituted by the concerned Hospital.
Lab report of Drugs is being taken on regular basis.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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