The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for the setting up of a Medical Supply Corporation for purchase of all kinds of medicines in hospitals.
State Health Minister Siddharthanath Singh said that an IAS officer would be made the Managing Director of the UP Medical Supply Corporation and that all medical appliances and medicines would be purchased through this body only through the process of e-tendering.
In the budget for the present financial year, Rs 817 crore have been marked for medicine purchase and Rs 400 crore for equipments.
At the Cabinet meeting here, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a proposal to set up an FM radio station at Sultanpur was also cleared.
The BJP government will provide one acre land on lease for the project, the Health Minister said. A land has been identified at Chavni Mirpur for the 10-KW FM radio station.
It was also decided that the additional Rs 791 crore burden owing to the contract of the 14th Finance Commission for 612 projects of the Prime Minister Agriculture Irrigation Scheme for watershed development will be borne by the state government.
The Cabinet also ratified a proposal to set up the Chief Minister Panchayat Protsahan Scheme 2017-18 for which Rs 15 crore has been set aside. Under this, every year three villages will be given prizes for good work.