Amaravati, July 4: Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani) stated that the State government has been transparent in issuing tenders for 108 & 104 ambulance services. While the entire nation is hailing the State government initiative, opposition leaders are trying to defame the government.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, Minister Alla Nani said that Chandrababu and his coterie disseminate untruths even during these critical times to create confusion among the people. “Everyone knew how Chandrababu Naidu sabotaged 108 ambulance services during his regime, when thousands of people lost their lives due to poor maintenance of the system. As per the guidance of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, to restore quality medicare, we brought 1088 ambulances after going through reverse tenders and even judicial review. We awarded the contract to Aurobindo Pharma only by following reverse tendering wherein the State government saved Rs 26,000 on each vehicle, with a total of Rs 185 Crore.”
The Minister said that the State government gives top priority to transparency and thus following due procedures, ambulance tenders were awarded to Aurobindo Pharma.
In the contract, it was clearly stated that the State government is not responsible for the increase in fuel prices and no additional costs will be paid in the seven-year contract period. After signing the contract, petrol and diesel rates have increased by Rs 9 per liter.