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Shillong Civil Hospital earns Rs 6.29 cr in three years


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, Nov 6: The Shillong Civil Hospital has managed to generate a revenue of Rs 6.29 crore from the different services it offers to patients over the last three years.
The civil hospital’s revenue is around Rs 2.42 crore from CT scans, Rs 26 lakh from MRIs, Rs 4 lakh from X-rays, Rs 2.55 crore from blood tests, and Rs 57 lakh from USG scans, according to the RTI findings.
RTI activist Disparsing Rani told reporters on Monday that  the hospital had earned a total of Rs 6,29,18,877 in income.
He disclosed that the government has spent a total of Rs 4.90 crore, but the single MRI scanner that was built in 2013 is still not operational.
The government has not yet paid the salaries of the contractual workers, including physicians, nurses, and fourth-graders hired during the Covid-19 outbreak, according to the RTI activist.
“My question is why the salaries have not been cleared, even though the Health Department is still holding onto Rs 43 crore of the Rs 119 crore that the Centre released,” Rani stated.
He claimed that he was unable to comprehend the government’s delay in paying these contractual employees’ salaries.
According to information obtained through an RTI from the Social Welfare department, the state government has reportedly spent Rs 9.28 crore over the past ten years treating 3,216 drug addicts in East Khasi Hills, mainly in Shillong.
Rani claimed that between 2010 and 2023, a total of 32 female and 3,216 male drug addicts were identified in East Khasi Hills, specifically in Shillong.
“No information has been given regarding how the government has spent Rs 9.28 crore,” the RTI activist added.


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