Sindhuri questioned on fund utilization
Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru Rohini Sindhuri got here beneath assault by MP Pratap Simha who sought ‘accountability and explanation’ for funds spent on COVID-19 administration within the district in addition to accusing her of spending cash on developing a swimming pool at her official quarters.
Mr. Simha stated right here on Sunday the DC was ‘thwarting’ efforts to obtain medicines or improve services for COVID-19 care by citing guidelines and procedures. “But were rules and procedures followed while constructing the swimming pool and were the works referred to the heritage committee as Mysuru is a heritage city,” questioned Mr. Simha.
“The district in-charge Minister S.T. Somashekar ensured the release of ₹41 crore but officials in the review meeting say that they are handicapped due to lack of funds. We want an explanation on how the money was spent,” stated Mr. Simha.
The MP referred to 16 step-down hospitals which had been shut down just lately and questioned who issued permission for them within the first place. “An expert committee has to ascertain the facilities available in a hospital and submit a report to the DC before any decision can be taken. But neither was a committee constituted nor was there any report,” stated the MP.
Mr. Simha’s questions are the most recent within the sequence of such outbursts towards Ms. Sindhuri by elected representatives drawn first from JD(S) and now the BJP. However, the Congress had acknowledged that Ms. Sindhuri was being focused for closing the 16 step-down hospitals backed by the BJP leaders for monetary issues.
Ms. Sindhuri nonetheless refuted the allegations, stated her focus was fully on combating the pandemic and the costs towards her had been each false and deceptive. She stated each paise spent on COVID-19 care and administration was accounted for and her integrity was unimpeachable. “I have been the target of non-stop motivated and personal attacks from the day I joined Mysuru as Deputy Commissioner. I have ignored them as, during the pandemic, I shall devote each ounce of my energy to COVID-19 control,” she reiterated.
“When personal attacks were unable to detract the district administration from its work, now false and irresponsible statements with respect to COVID-19 management have started,” stated Ms. Sindhuri. The entire objective is to scandalize and make allegations with out foundation, she added.
Claiming that the COVID-19 administration within the district was exemplary, Ms. Sindhuri stated vaccination protection in Mysuru was 72% and the very best within the State; that testing in Mysuru was 150% of the goal given by the State and the case fatality fee was one of many lowest within the State. She additionally issued a notice highlighting the quantity spend on COVID-19 medicines, buy of consumables, cost of workers, and so forth., and stated each expenditure has been as per monetary norms and could be subjected to audit by CAG sooner or later and current points are being raised on account of extraneous issues.
Meanwhile, Mr. Simha has written to the Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa reiterating his allegations and sought an inquiry into the COVID-19 administration in Mysuru.