Chandigarh Hospitals Write to Union Govt on ‘Faulty’ PM-CARES Ventilators – New Delhi

Posted On June 27th, 2021, Posted By - Admin

Chandigarh Hospitals Write to Union Govt on ‘Faulty’ PM-CARES Ventilators – New Delhi

Last year, The Wire had reported after accessing documents through the Right to Information (RTI) Act that ventilators ordered by the Union government from Jyoti CNC Automation had not received a recommendation from a technical committee set up by the health ministry’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) until July 2020.

All three government hospitals in Chandigarh which received ventilators under the PM-CARES fund have complained to the health department and Union government of technical issues with the machines, The Tribune has reported.

These ventilators were provided to the three hospitals during the significant surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the second wave, in early May. Out of a total of 44 ventilators, 20 were given to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, 10 to the Government Medical College and Hospital and 14 to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital.

The director of the Government Medical College and Hospital told the news outlet that five out of the 10 ventilators “did not work properly.”

All of these ventilators came from the Gujarat firm Jyoti CNC Automation, the Tribune report noted.

The firm’s ‘Dhaman-1’ ventilators were at the centre of a controversy last year , after Ahmedabad civil hospital superintendent J.V. Modi wrote to the state government’s medical services provider, saying that they were “not able to bring desired results”.

As The Wire exclusively reported at the time , the current and past promoters of Jyoti CNC Automation have had connections to top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. Some of the company’s past promoters include one business family linked to the controversial gift of an expensive suit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Notably, a senior health official told Tribune that the Chandigarh hospitals had asked the Union government (under whose jurisdiction the Union Territory falls) for ventilators from the company Hamilton Medical when information was sought from them on ventilator requirement.

“However, the ministry asked to send a fresh requirement without mentioning the brand name. The ventilators were assessed by all three hospitals and technical issues were found in operating these,” the unnamed official told Tribune .

Also read: Behind Ahmedabad’s Ventilator Controversy, a Backstory of Connections to Top BJP Leaders

Toll-free numbers connecting hospitals to the manufacturer would be given to the latter so that issues can be solved, the official said.

The report submitted by the hospitals to the health department was forwarded to the Union government as well.

Similar issues with ventilators received under the PM-CARES fund were also reported by Chandigarh hospitals last year. The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research had then said that ventilators it received were sub-standard in quality.

“At least 237 of the 320 ventilators received through the PM CARES Fund at three government medical colleges in Punjab were found defective and lying non-functional in early May,” the Tribune report noted.

In early June this year, following complaints from hospitals, the Bombay high court had said that if any ventilators supplied by the Centre to Maharashtra are found to be defective, then these devices should be replaced. The court had significantly said that it will not allow “experiments” to be carried out on COVID-19 patients and that any loss of life caused by these ventilators would be the Centre’s responsibility.

Last year, The Wire had reported after accessing documents through the Right to Information (RTI) Act that ventilators ordered by the Union government from Jyoti CNC Automation had not received a recommendation from a technical committee set up by the health ministry’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) until July 2020.

Jyoti CNC Automation, along with Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone, had together already received a total of Rs 22.5 crore in advance payment from the Union government in May 2020.

List Public Information Officer of organizations in Chandigarh

It is mandatory to send RTI to the right public information officer. PIO list of is given below ...

TO
THE PIO
O/O THE CONTROLLER EXAMINATION,ITI
PUNJAB STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
& INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
SECTOR 36-A, CHANDIGARH- 160036
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE INSPECTOR, WOMEN POLICE STATION
WOMEN & CHILD SUPPORT UNIT, HOME GUARD BUILDING,
SECTOR 17,CHANDIGARH PIN CODE - 160017
TO
THE CPIO/ DCIT (Hq.) (Admn)
O/O THE Pr. CCIT, NWR,
AAYAKAR BHAWAN SECTOR-17E,
CHANDIGARH-160017
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE REGISTRAR OF FIRMS (PUNJAB),
ROOM NO. 326, 3RD FLOOR,
17 BAYS BUILDING, 17-G, 17-F,
SECTOR-17, CHANDIGARH PIN CODE -160017

TO
PROF.M.R.SHIVAPRAKASH
PROF.INCHARGE (EXAM.CELL) CPIO EXAM CELL
POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160012


TO
THE PIO
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION INDUSTRIAL TRAINING (DTEIT)
PLOT NO. 1 SECTOR 36-A CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160036

TO
THE CPIO
PRINCIPAL PVT. SECRETARY POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
PGIMER,SECTOR-12, CHANDIGARH,PIN CODE - 160012


TO
THE CPIO
SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER IN-CHARGE
CIVIL HOSPITAL
SECTOR- 22 CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160022

TO
THE CPIO
SUPERINTENDENT
HOUSE ALLOTMENT COMMITTEE
2ND FLOOR, GOVERNMENT PRESS BUILDING,
SECTOR-18 CHANDIGARH UT PIN CODE – 160017
TO
THE CPIO
SH. DANIEL BANERJEE,
ASSTT. DIRECTOR HOSPITALITY
HOSPITALITY
U T GUEST HOUSE SECTOR 6,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160019
TO
THE CPIO
O/O THE CHIEF ENGINEER
MILITARY ENGINEERING SERVICES
CHANDIGARH ZONE “N” AREA, AIRPORT ROAD
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE - 160003

TO
THE CPIO & DSP HEADQUARTERS GROUND FLOOR, UT, POLICE
HQRS, SECTOR-9,CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160009
TO
THE CPIO
O/O THE DY. REGIONAL DIRECTOR
STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION (NWR)
BLOCK NO. 3, KENDRIYA SADAN, SECTOR – 9,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE -160009
TO
THE CPIO & SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT,
REGIONAL PASSPORT OFFICE,
SCO 28-32, SECTOR 34-A,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE -160022
TO
THE SUPERINTENDENT -CUM-PIO, S.S.S.C.
SSSC OFFICE, 4TH FLOOR, HIGH COURT EXTENSION BUILDING,
OPPOSITE POLICE STATION SECTOR 17,
SECTOR 17 CHANDIGARH PIN CODE-160017
O/O THE ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
CANARA BANK,
CHANDIGARH CIRCLE OFFICE,
PLOT NO - 1, SECTOR 34-A,
CHANDIGARH-160022

TO
THE CPIO
ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
DEBTS RECOVERY TRIBUNAL-II,
CHANDIGARH, MINISTRY OF FINANCE,
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES,
2ND FLOOR, PNB HOUSE, ZONAL OFFICE,
SECTOR 17-B, CHANDIGARH - 160017

TO
THE CPIO & ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (ADMIN.)
NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SAMITI(REGIONAL OFFICE)
BAY NO. 26-27, SECTOR 31-A, CHANDIGARH – 160030
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE DSP (CCIC)
CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATION CELL
POLICE STATION, 17E, SECTOR 17,
CHANDIGARH, PIN CODE- 160017
TO
THE SUPERINTENDENT /CPIO
CHANDIGARH TRANSPORT UNDERTAKING
CTU DEPOT INDUSTRIAL AREA PHASE I,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160009
TO
THE CPIO
BHUPINDER SINGH
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK, CIRCLE OFFICE,
PNB HOUSE, SECTOR
17-B, CHANDIGARH- 160017

TO
THE TEHSILDAR & CPIO
LAND AQUISITION BRANCH
ESTATE OFFICE BUILDING
SECTOR 17, CHANDIGAH - 160017
TO
THE CPIO & REGIONAL P.F. COMMISSIONER (GR.1)
EPFO CHANDIGARH
S.C.O.4-7, SECTOR 17-D,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160017
TO
THE EE-I-ENF & CPIO
CHANDIGARH HOUSING BOARD
8, JAN MARG, SEC 9, CHANDIGARH- 160009
TO
THE CPIO & Director NWRO Region
NORTH WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE, (NWRO)
ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION
PLOT NO. 1A, 5TH FLOOR,
BUILDING OF DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION & INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
(GOVT. OF PUNJAB) SECTOR-36-A, CHANDIGARH - 160036
TO
THE CPIO & CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS (C)
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTS & CLIMATE CHANGE
REGIONAL OFFICE, CHANDIGARH PIN CODE - 160030
TO
THE PIO & JOINT REGISTRAR (RULES),
COURT ROOM NO.47, SECOND FLOOR,
GATE NO.5, HIGH COURT BUILDING.
HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB & HARYANA
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160001
TO
THE CPIO & GROUP INSTRUCTOR, GITI CHANDIGARH
GOVT. INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE,
SECTOR 28-C, CHANDIGARH PIN CODE- 160002
TO
THE CPIO & SECTION OFFICER
CULTURAL AFFAIR
GROUND FLOOR, U.T SECTT, SECTOR 9,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE- 160009
TO
THE CPIO
SUPDT. COLLEGE-II BRANCH,
DIRECTOR HIGHER EDUCATION
ROOM NO.7, IST FLOOR, ADDITIONAL DELUXE BUILDING,
SECTOR-9, UT CHANDIGARH PIN CODE- 160009
TO
THE PIO
VISHAVJEET SOFAT,
O/O G.G.D.S.D. COLLEGE SECTOR 32 C
CHANDIGARH PINCODE-160030
TO
THE CPIO
Deputy Superintendent of Police
W&CSU, Home Guard Building, Sector-17
Chandigarh pin code- 160017
TO
THE CPIO
GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL,
SECTOR 32, CHANDIGARH pin code- 160030
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
TO
Prof. Sunil Dutt, CPIO,
Prof and Head,
Educational & Educational Management A
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS TRAINING & RESEARCH
SECTOR-26, CHANDIGARH-160019
TO
THE PIO and Deputy Secretary,
RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD
Railway Colony, Near Railway Station,
Chandigarh PIN CODE - 160002
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE Registrar,Co-operative Societies, Punjab,
Sector-17, Chandigarh PIN CODE - 160017
TO
THE CPIO
O/O THE Commissioner
Municipal Corporation Chandigarh
New Deluxe Building, Sector 17
Chandigarh PIN CODE - 160017
TO
THE CPIO & GENERAL MANAGER I/C(IB)
INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LTD
PUNJAB STATE OFFICE
INDIAN OIL BHAWAN, PLOT NO. 3A,
SECTOR 19A, MADHYA MARG CHANDIGARH – 160019
to
the Deputy Superintendent of Police & CPIO
Traffic Lines, Sector-29, Chandigarh - 160030