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Anil Baijal briefed on ‘scam’ in Delhi govt hospitals

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Published : Oct 8, 2017, 6:00 am IST
Updated : Oct 8, 2017, 6:02 am IST

Irregularities have also been found in the working of central procurement agency constituted by the Kejriwal government.

A BJP delegation submits a memorandum to L-G Anil Baijal on the irregularities in government hospitals, in New Delhi on Saturday.
 A BJP delegation submits a memorandum to L-G Anil Baijal on the irregularities in government hospitals, in New Delhi on Saturday.

New Delhi: A Delhi BJP delegation, led by its president Manoj Tiwari, on Saturday submitted a memorandum to lieutenant governor (L-G) Anil Baijal and drew his attention towards the large-scale irregularities in the government hospitals and mohalla clinics under the health department. He also demanded appropriate inquiry and action in this regard. 

Mr Tiwari was accompanied by BJP national secretary Sardar R.P. Singh, state general secretary Ravinder Gupta and head of party’s media relation department Neelkant Bakshi .

The Delhi BJP memorandum claimed that the diagnostic machines such as MRI are are out of order for the past one year. In Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital and in Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital and Dr B.R. Ambedkar Hospital, many pathological equipments are not working. Irregularities have also been found in the working of central procurement agency constituted by the Kejriwal government.

“There is also shortage of paramedical staff, pharmacists and doctors in many government hospitals, health centres and operating mohalla clinics. Patients do not get necessary medicines. Only cheap medicines are available and for other life-saving drugs, the patients are asked to purchase from the open market,” said the BJP delegation.

Mr Tiwari has requested Mr Baijal that he should seek a report on the hospitals and mohalla clinics under the health department from the Delhi chief secretary and hand-over the inquiry report about the irregularities to the anti-corruption department or an appropriate investigating agency.

After meeting with the L-G, the Delhi BJP chief said that the newspaper reports and the sting operations by television news channels confirm that the charges of irregularities against the health department. 

The party delegation also urged that the L-G should get the scam investigated by an appropriate agency. He claimed that the L-G assured of proper inquiry in the form of a special audit in the said matter. 

Tags: manoj tiwari, anil baijal, delhi government hospitals
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi