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NPF alleges financial misappropriation by Govt

The attention of the NPF Legislatures Party is drawn to the Nagalandpost 21st June 2021edition under the caption “Tripartite agreement for 200-bed Acute Care Facility (ACF) at CIHSR”and also Dr. SedeviAngami Director CIHSR interview with the Nagalandpost correspondent. It may be pointed out that this MOU of 27/05/2005 when the present Chief Minister who was also the Chief Minister then and none from the present Cabinet and in among the present NPF MLAs also only the undersigned was present in the Cabinet when this Tripartite MOU was entered after a prolonged stages of deliberations. In this MOU of 27/05/2005 there are clauses of OBLIGATIONS to all the three parties. The First Party is Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore, Tamil Nadu registered as Christian Medical College Vellore Association under the Societies Registration Act 1860 Tamil Nadu India, the Second Party is Government Of Nagaland and the Third Party is Emmanuel Hospital Association 808/92 Deepali Building, Nehru Place New Delhi.
This MOU of 27/05/2005 has to be treated as an Addendum to the Original MOU signed on 25/01/2005, between the Second and Third Party.
Under this 27/05/2005 MOU
1. The First Party has Eight (8) OBLIGATIONS
2. The Second Party has Thirteen (13)OBLIGATIONS and
3. The Third Party has Five (5)OBLIGATIONS.
The Signatories of the MOU were:-
1. Dr. George Chandy
For CMC Vellore, Vellore Tamil Nadu, India
2. Mr. K.T. Sukhalu
Secretary Health & Family Welfare
For Government of Nagaland, Kohima Nagaland, India
3.Dr. Vargese Philip
Executive Secretary
For Emmanuel Hospital Association, New Delhi
I am not going into details of the MOU to safe the space herein, but any concerned interested individuals can obtain from the concerned Department/ Authority for clarity in the interest of Public Service. This document (MOU) is already a Public Property and therefore should be made available to any concerned citizen.
The CIHSR is a complete autonomous intuition owned by a Society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 and whereas, there is no mention of funding under the Scheduled OBLIGATION on the part of Govt. of Nagaland (Second Party).
And whereas, the Nagaland Chief Minister has granted Rs. 30 crores to CIHSR on 25/05/2021 to the dismay of the people of Nagaland. He has not mentioned from which “Chargeable Head” of account/fund the amount of Rs.30 crores was set aside to the CIHSR. According to a sizeable number of Cabinet Ministers of the incumbent Govt. are not aware of the Cabinet decision taken in this regard. In other words the Chief Minister has bypassed his Honorable Cabinet in this regard. According to the Nagalandpost 21st June 2021 edition, Shri.SachinJaiswal the State Nodal Officer Acute Care Facility (ACF) disclosed that the State Govt. was funding the project, and the work had already started. He further disclosed that Glocal Healthcare Systems Private Limited had projected a low cost construction project stating that the Department of Health & Family Welfare accepted the ACF after necessary clearance was obtained from the Law and Justice Department.
We are talking about the granting of Rs.30 crores to a Private Hospital from out of the State Fund without floating required Notice Inviting Tender. Vetting of the proposal by the Law and Justice Department is secondary as far as Rules of the Executive Business of the Govt. of Nagaland is concerned. The clearance by the Department of Planning & Co-Ordination and Department of Finance is a mandatory requirement and ultimately approval by the Hon’ble Cabinet as far State Financial Transaction Procedures/Appropriations are concerned. By such shallow defense and excuses shall not and cannot withstand the scrutiny of Law.
There is an ongoing construction of a Medical College at Kohima which has already crossed all its stipulated timeline for completion. In a way this is the only Nagaland Govt. Medical College which is being left unattended for the last several years not to talk about the completion.
The infrastructure and Related Facilities attached to the District Hospitals, Community Health Centers, Primary Health Center and Sub-Centers are lying in total shambles due to lack of basic minimum fund requirement.
Besides the health infrastructures, Staffing patterns are in total jeopardy. No District Taskforce were granted any meaningful funds except imposing lockdown after lockdown without making any rational or logistical arrangements. The Govt. of Nagaland is reportedly fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic but only in the air.
Whereas State financial position are in total jeopardy without any accountability, not to talk about transparency in public domain.
The NPF Legislature Party besiege upon the good offices of the Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland to institute a competent Investigative agency from the Govt. of India to investigate into all these financial misappropriation being committed by the incumbent Govt. of Nagaland at the earliest.
Imkong L. Imchen
NPF Legislature Party

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