BHOPAL : The MP Congress Committee (MPCC) has flayed the state health and family welfare department for keeping mum on non-standard medicines being supplied to patients in government hospitals.

In a press conference, MPCC president Arun Yadav said no medicine had been sent for laboratory testing in 39 districts even after the directives from the State government. In the state capital, non-standard medicine was provided to patients for ten months – the period the district officials took to submit report to its state office. Yadav alleged that ministers and officers are involved in the purchase of non-standard medicines. Deendayal mobile hospitals, each equipped with a medical doctor, a nurse and a helper are under operational in 92 blocks only on paper. Most of mobile hospitals were allotted on contract to Seva Bharati.

Sixty percent posts of doctors and nurses are vacant in rural areas. NHM mission director recently wrote to the state government about vacancies in neo-natal care units, he said. The Congress leader said no improvement was seen in MP in health indicators despite huge spending by the state and centre governments both.

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