With no funds from centre, AIIMS Delhi Spent Rs 71 crore on COVID-19 till November: RTI
Delhi: An RTI (Right To Information) response has recently revealed that the top medical institution, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIIMS) Delhi has spent a whopping amount of rupees 71.17 crores for several purposes related to coronavirus within 9 months, from March 2020 till November only.
However, as per the RTI query, no extra financial aid has been provided to it yet by the central government.
As per a recent media report by TNIE, the AIIMS finance division, responding to an RTI query, stated that the head expenditure over covid-19 related purposes amounted to as much as 71.17 Crores. While almost 23.68 crores have been invested in monitoring and evaluation purposes, almost 47.48 crores have been used for maintenance and support. However, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare confirmed that under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana additional financial support will be provided to individual institutes so that they can bear the extra expenses spent on the account of covid-19, but no institution has received it yet.