Medical Services Authority: In the wake of a petition filed in the Sambhajinagar Bench of the High Court, in order to streamline the procurement rates and ensure minimum rates for collective procurement, as per the government decision dated 26th July 2017, a procurement cell was established under Hafkin Jive Pharmaceuticals Corporation and to conduct the procurement of medicines and equipment for all departments in the state. The responsibility was entrusted to Hafkin.
- Medical Services Authority in the state soon
- Final approval to the State Cabinet
- Off drug purchases and equipment purchases
– Supply to eight accounts
A total of eight government departments such as Public Health Department, Medical Education and Medicines, Women and Child Development, Tribal Departments of the state purchase medicines and equipment from Hafkin Corporation.
Buy at different rates
Basically, before 2017 in the state, essential items such as medicines, equipment, machinery were procured through each department. Department of Public Health Department of Medical Education and Department of Pharmaceuticals; Also procurement was done separately through ESIC, Municipal Corporation; But the purchase rates were different.
High Court order
In the wake of a petition filed in the Sambhajinagar bench of the High Court, in order to streamline the procurement rates and ensure minimum rates for collective procurement, a procurement cell was established under the Hafkin Jive Pharmaceuticals Corporation as per the government decision dated 26th July 2017 and the responsibility of procurement of all the drugs and equipments in the state was entrusted to Hafkin. was
Complaint about lack of coordination in procurement
Even after the transfer of responsibility to the Hafkin Institute, the supply of these drugs improved unevenly. However, it has been complained many times that there is no consensus in the entire process. The state government has now taken serious notice of all these. Mainly, there was a delay in the supply of equipment. Therefore, the proposal to establish the Maharashtra Medical Services Corporation was presented in the Cabinet meeting held last week. But this proposal was opposed by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Devendra Fadnavis had suggested setting up an authority on the lines of MMRDA instead of setting up a corporation. Therefore, this proposal was rejected in the previous cabinet meeting.
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