Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Health and Medical Education, Choudhary Lal Singh, highlighted the importance of maintaining government-run medical hospitals fully equipped with necessary medicines and latest equipment.
Addressing a review meeting of Board of Directors of JKMSCL as its Vice Chairman, he emphasized the need to make Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) fully functional to render its responsibilities to benefit the public.
The Minister said that till the time Corporation takes over the procurement task fully, the concerned Medical and Health Department should ensure availability and supply of medicines and equipment.
The minister urged to restructure and streamline the functioning of the corporate for effective and hassle-free functioning.
State Level Advisory Committee will have the mandate of finalization of essential drugs and equipment list, review and finalization of requisitions received from various end, said the minister.
The purchase committee will have mandate of standardization of technical specification with regard to all the items to be procured, financial evaluation of e-bids and finalization and approval of annual rate contract of medicines and equipment as per guidelines of Government of India, he added.
The minister directed the managing director of JKMSCL to purchase equipment as per Essential Equipment List approved by the competent authority of the Corporation or as per the directions of the State Government besides purchase of items at DGS&D rate contract, if the items fulfill the technical requirements or specification of the Corporation.