Kamat assures adequate funds for Flu monitoring prog in Goa
Amidst allegations of paucity of funds to tackle Swine Flu in the coastal state, Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat said that adequate money has been provided for the disease monitoring programme.india Updated: Aug 01, 2009 15:58 IST
Amidst allegations of paucity of funds to tackle Swine Flu in the coastal state, Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat on Saturday said that adequate money has been provided for the disease monitoring programme.
“There is no problem. We have already assured the money for the programme, which is is being released,” Kamat told PTI on Saturday.
The Chief Minister’s statement comes a day after a senior doctor and state nodal officer Dr Rajendra Tamba, alleged that it was running out of finances, spelling trouble for the programme.
Goa’s Swine Flu monitoring programme was sailing troubled waters after Tamba, in a letter addressed to media, said the expenses were made from funds under Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, which are getting exhausted now.
Tamba had also blamed Directorate of Health Service for the utter confusion prevailing over monitoring the infection.
However, state Chief Secretary Sanjiv Srivastava said that the entire crisis on the project is because of the non-coordination between the officials.
“Its not a fund issue. There is non-coordination between the officials. We are sorting it out,” Srivastava said.
He said State health minister Vishwajeet Rane has called for the meeting on Monday to discuss the problem and the funds would be provided for the programme, he added.