Chandigarh 27th February; Though, PGI Employees Union raised closing private chemists shops and ban MRI/CT Scan, Laboratory Investigation through private laboratories but despite approval by Apex Bodies of Institute, the loot and miseries of poor patients has not stopped.
On 03.12,2015, the Standing Finance Committee of Institute resolved to open PGI Pharmacy to provide drugs/surgical consumables to patients at cheaper rates, the corrupt officers and vested interest never allowed it to happen. The Chemists Shops are auctioned with annual rent of between 60 lacs to 1.5 crore, which money with profits is recovered in turn from poor patients. The vicious cycle is continuing by keeping the resolutions of Apex Bodies under the carpet.
Copy of SFC Minutes dated 3.12.2015 is attached.
Similarly, the menace of getting MRI/CT Scan, Pathological Investigations through private laboratories is continuing by defying cosmetic circulars with impunity. The Union demanded for banning MRI/CT Scan, Pathological Investigations, etc. from private laboratories and in exceptional circumstances, it may be done with prior approval of Consultant but Residents are sending such investigations to private diagnostic centers at their own whims and fancies for extraneous consideration.
Copy of recent
circular dated 08.02.2017 is attached. The CVC and CBI must intervene to check such corrupt and irregular
activities to reign the highly corrupt officers at the helm of affairs
to bring desired relief to poor patients and public.