The Tamil Nadu authorities has saved ₹9 crore-₹10 crore a month by curbing irregularities in offering meals and lodging to medical doctors and nurses through the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister for Medical and Household Welfare Ma. Subramanian mentioned on Thursday.
The revision within the quantity spent on meals and lodging and the development in high quality helped the federal government save ₹30 lakh a day, he instructed reporters.
“There have been reviews of largescale irregularities in offering meals and lodging to medical doctors and nurses…within the final one-and-a-half years. We took up a assessment for over 20 days to make sure that there are not any irregularities and that each single rupee is spent correctly. Senior officers performed a collection of critiques and got here up with a call,” he mentioned.
A sum of ₹550 was spent on offering meals to a health care provider or nurse a day. In some districts, transport costs have been added, and ₹600 was spent a day, he mentioned. “Once we performed an inquiry, we discovered that many corporations, together with these which didn’t run inns, have been concerned in supplying meals from different inns and have been getting a further cost from the federal government.”
Following this, discussions have been held with widespread inns in every district for provide of high quality meals. “From ₹550 to ₹600, we have now mounted the speed for meals at ₹450 in Chennai, ₹375 in Tiruvallur and ₹350 in a number of different districts. The meals is being provided from these inns from Could 21. In contrast with the quantity spent beneath the earlier authorities through the first wave, we’re saving ₹30 lakh a day in the direction of meals. This quantity was going to middlemen earlier,” he mentioned.
Equally, medical doctors are supplied with lodging in inns for one week of COVID-19 responsibility, adopted by one week of quarantine.
“For this, ₹900 was spent for an individual a day. We held talks with the identical inns and made it clear that there have been no middlemen and stuck the speed at ₹750. We’ve lowered the cost by ₹150 per particular person per day,” he identified.
By saving ₹30 lakh by the revision of the charges, the federal government has saved ₹9 crore-₹10 crore a month, the Minister added. “When the pandemic involves an finish, these concerned in these irregularities shall be uncovered,” he mentioned.