New Delhi, April 23
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has granted emergency financial powers to military doctors. The decision came after he reviewed the Covid-19 situation. This will enable quicker procurement of medical items, material and provisioning of various services for treatment and management of Covid-19 cases.
As per instructions issued today, the DG of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) would be empowered to spend Rs 5 crore. Medical officers of Maj Gen rank could spend Rs 3 crore, while Brigadier-rank officers would be able to spend Rs 2 crore. —TNS