State Health Department Responds to Corruption Allegations in Ambulance Services

State Health Department Responds to Corruption Allegations in Ambulance Services

State Health Department Responds to Corruption Allegations in Ambulance Services

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The State Health Department has addressed accusations made by NCP leader and MLA Rohit Pawar regarding corruption in the 108 ambulance services scheme. This comes a day after Pawar claimed corruption in the scheme.

In a released statement, the department asserted that the tender process for procuring ambulances was conducted transparently, adhering to existing rules and policies. Despite allegations of corruption from Pawar, the department emphasized the fairness of the process.

Responding to concerns about increased taxpayer burden due to the new contract, the department explained that updates were necessary as the previous technical specifications were outdated. Factors like rising fuel prices and maintenance costs were considered in the tender process.

Moreover, the department highlighted the importance of updating equipment to meet evolving medical standards. The decision to proceed with the tender, despite only one party applying, was justified by the urgency of the service and the impending end of the previous supplier’s contract.

The department clarified that negotiations were conducted at various levels to ensure transparency and efficiency. Finally, a Government Resolution was issued, and the tender was awarded to joint bidders Sumit Facilities Limited, BVG India Limited, and SSG Transport Sanitario.

In summary, the State Health Department refuted allegations of corruption, asserting the integrity and transparency of the ambulance services scheme.

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