City Pharma Co writes PS for pending bills

FPJ BureauUpdated: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:36 PM IST
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Health dept served notices to CMHOs, CS

Indore : Over the complaint of a city-based pharmaceutical company to the Principal Secretary, Health and NRHM’s Director for pending dues, State Health Department served notices to the Chief Medical and Health Officers and Civil Surgeons of all the districts to report over the issue by March 11.

The district health officials, including Indore’s CMHO and CS, have been ordered to submit the report over the pending bills and the reason behind the delay and to send the attested copies of the documents with a representative.

Ives Drugs Pvt Ltd, Indore sent a letter to Principal Secretary, Gauri Singh to inform her about the pending bills of Rs 1.13 crores across the districts and requested her to intervene in the matter and to direct the officials to clear the bills. According to the details sent by the company, bills of Rs 7600 from the CMHO’s office and Rs 1.32 lakhs is pending with the Civil Surgeon from 2013.

The company has mentioned that they have not halted the medicine supply yet and were fulfilling the requirements by taking credit from other companies and banks but they wouldn’t be able to make the flawless supplies if the bills were not paid.

In its order, Addition Director (Finance) Dr Rajiv Saxena asked the CMHOs and Civil Surgeons to report over the current situation and its reasons.

He also asked about the over liability, supply and demand status with orders to follow the FIFO system in clearing the pending bills.

Meanwhile, District Chief Medical and Health Officer, Dr Shantilal Porwal expressed unawareness over the issue and said that he will act as per the orders.

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