Health department Poonch under radar as massive funds in several crores misused brazenly; Directorate of Health services also remained a partner in crime
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH: Massive murder of funds have taken place in Health department Poonch under various heads, especially in purchasing of several health related equipments. Few second hand machines were purchased over the years but bills were passed of new apparatus. Even, few old structures were renovated but bills were drawn by showing new structures on paper. Few machines were purchased on very high rates and few Medical Superintendents remained involved in this high profile fraud. Under COVID-19, brazen misuse of funds also reported in Raja Sukhdev Singh hospital Poonch. Under Bio Medical Equipment maintenance and Management program also, huge fraud was reported with the involvement of top officers of health department in Poonch district. Over the years, HDF funds were used in a wrong way to satisfy the lust of few tainted officials of health department and entire administrative system of hospital remained mostly collapsed. Patients coming to hospital are regularly forced to purchase medicines and other equipments from outside shops. Over the years, funds under various NHM schemes were provided to health department Poonch, but their utilization on the ground has remained a big mystery till date. Even, directorate of health services remained partner in crime with top health officials working in Poonch district. On paper, government provided funds in several crores to health department Poonch, but the horrible state of affairs shows that nothing lies in order in the department. If the condition of Raja Sukhdev Singh hospital is not good, then what is expected from health department in far flung areas of district Poonch. A high level inquiry is needed against top officials, who, over the years scripted multiple frauds with an agenda of earning money by foul means.