Bhubaneswar: Demanding sturdy healthcare infrastructure in rural areas of Odisha to deal with subsequent waves of Covid-19, BJP MLAs within the State urged the federal government to amend the rules on spending of MLA LAD fund.
In a illustration submitted to the Odisha Legislative Meeting Speaker SN Patro and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, ten MLAs of the saffron celebration requested for early consideration on modification of tips or round on spending of MLA LAD fund. They alleged within the letter that the state authorities is but to strengthen the healthcare amenities at Sub divisional hospitals, CHC and PHCs which was the rationale why there have been so many Covid optimistic instances through the second wave.
They need inclusion of bills in direction of establishing of Covid Isolation room, particular Covid care room for pediatric group and oxygen and ventilator mattress to be lined from MLA LAD fund. Additionally, ambulances with oxygen and ventilator amenities at sub-divisional hospitals, CHCs and PHCs, medical tools or equipment for Covid analysis and administration and oxygen plant at SDH and CHC ought to be funded by MLA LAD fund, the letter talked about.
Value mentioning, the State authorities has already allowed MLAs to spend as much as Rs 50 lakh from MLA LAD fund on buy of masks, PPE equipment and gloves.
The ten BJP MLAs who submitted the illustration to the Speaker and the Chief Minister are Mukesh Mahaling, Liosingha MLA; Mohan Charan Majhi, MLA, Keonjhar Sadar; Bhabani Shankar Bhoi, Talsara MLA; Nauri Nayak, Rengali MLA; Kusum Tete, Sundargarh MLA; Naba Charan Majhi, Rairangpur MLA; Budhan Murmu, Sarasakana MLA; Lalitendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra, Brahmagiri MLA; Shankar Oram, Biramitrapur MLA and Subash Panigrahi, Deogarh MLA.