The Health and Medical Education department has accorded sanction for advance withdrawal of around Rs 300 crore for procurement of drugs and other instruments besides machinery and equipment.
“Sanction is hereby accorded to the advance drawl of 299.60 crore (Rupees two hundred ninety nine crore sixty lakh only) by Director Finance, Health & Medical Education Department against the available funds for the current financial year (2022-23) for onward placement of these funds with the Managing Director, J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd, J&K.” Reads the order issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Principal Secretary to the government, a copy of which lies with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
As per order, the amount includes 1400 lakhs for machinery and 1500 lakhs for drugs each for GMC Srinagar and Jammu , 1738.75 lakhs for machinery and 5075 lakhs for drugs each for associated hospitals Srinagar and associated hospitals Jammu, 5 lakh machinery and 2.5 lakh for drugs each for Government Ayurvedic hospital Jammu and Government Unani Medical College Srinagar.
Furthermore amount includes 535 lakhs for machinery and 2200 lakhs for drugs for Directorate of Health Services Kashmir and 500 lakh for machinery and 2100 lakhs for drugs for Directorate of Health Services Jammu.
50 lakh and 15 lakh for Government Dental College Srinagar and 75 lakh and 25 lakh for Govt Dental college Jammu beside that 5 lakh and 500 lakh for Director Ayush J&K for procurement of machinery and drugs respectively, amount adds.
7.5 lakh for machinery and 5 lakh for drugs controller, drugs and food control organization besides 500 lakh and 400 lakh each for GMC Rajouri, Baramulla, Kuthua, Anantnag and Doda for procurement of machinery and drugs respectively—(KNO)