MLC meets Director Health Services
Jammu Tawi, April 28
Ramesh Arora, MLC today met with Director Health Services and thereafter visited workshop of ambulances at Nagrota maintain by Health department. After seeing the condition of vehicles and continuous loss on the state exchequer, MLC Ramesh Arora declared workshop of health department as graveyard of running ambulances and non repairable ambulances.
Approximately more than 500 vehicles are still on road in Jammu region and if we include other vehicles it will be approximately 696 vehicles and maximum are ambulances. There is no trained mechanic who can repair the engine, there are not even proper ramps there is no system/tools required for repair of engine. Arora further stated that many vehicles were brought here with minor damage and the same remained here for years together and turned into dead condition. Many vehicles could have been saved.
Arora said if we cannot carry on the repair and maintenance system why we have employed 20 persons approximately including clerical staff.
Arora suggested Director Health services that successive governments have converted workshop for repair into graveyard of vehicles but warned him that he should visit spot personally and should see to it that the vehicles which can still be repaired should be repaired and distributed.
Arora said that an estimate is required to be prepared about the original cost of vehicles and losses suffer due to negligent behaviour of management and administration.
Arora suggested that at present about 500 ambulances were disclosed out of which approximately 450 are still on road should be connected with proper internet system and it is not sufficient that new vehicles will be connected with GPS and old vehicles worth 1000 crore are allowed to perish because so called GPS system of 102 is not properly maintained.