were issued had not been maintained in any test-checked health institution. In absence of which, the report said that “it could not be a

Health institutions across the valley that are providing free medicines to the patients are not maintaining identity records of those patients to whom the medicines are being issued, raising serious questions over the proper functioning and the transparency in such institutions.

Records to identity end-user patient to whom the medicines were issued had not been maintained in any test-checked health institution. In absence of which, the report said that “it could not be ascertained as to whether the medicines/ drugs had actually been received by the patients visiting these Health institutions.”

“None of the test checked health institutions from the level of Medical College Hospital down up to PHCs levels had maintained any verifiable end-user medicine distribution and consumption records, distribution of drugs/ medicines and other consumables worth 108.53 crore purchased by these units during the period 2010-11 to 2014-15 to the patients, could not be vouchsafed during the audit,” the report said.

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