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811 Machines worth Rs.8 crores unchecked at SMS Jaipur: CAG Reports

Every year several machines and equipment are bought and go unused in government hospitals due to lack of space, unavailability of technicians and no proper installation. These machines cost crores of rupees and still go unused. And it’s the patients who have to pay for this.

According to stats recorded from the year 2012 to 2015, 811 machines of worth more than Rs.8 crores were kept unused for 76 months in the SMS hospital of Jaipur and the PBM hospital of Bikaner. This was discovered in 2015-16 in the report released by CAG.

Equipment and machines weren’t used at SMS Hospital, Jaipur

Other than this in an inspection of 6 units, 16 different types of instrument weren’t used for 5-28 months in the hospital. In the report it was found that cancer patients didn’t get proper treatment at the SMS Hospital of Jaipur for 33 months because the braiki therapy machine couldn’t be installed. Also, operation tables couldn’t be used because of incorrect technical process.

No Make, Model, Year of Purchase Found

The inspectors couldn’t find machines’ make, model and year in which the equipment were bought, instilled on them. To ensure the use of METP, it is essential that the machines and equipment have their make, model and year of purchase on them and in registers.

The list of equipment which remained unused at SMS Hospital, Jaipur

Name of Unit

Remained closed for months

Arthopentagram

27

Memography machine

13

B-scan machine

28

Infusion pump simtec

 6

Multi paramonitor (OT)

 6

Blood bank refrigerator

24

Niyonetal ventilator

 6

Himetology analyser

16


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