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CAG set to conduct comprehensive audit of country's health sector

Current approach to be based in common parameters, goals and analysis, as opposed to earlier exercises done on the basis of some research or state-specific issues

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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) is in the process of doing a comprehensive audit of the country’s health sector, and is adopting an approach different from its earlier exercises, whose remit was relatively narrow.

“Earlier we were auditing on the basis of some research and state-specific issues. This time we are doing it comprehensively and will audit it (the health sector) on common parameters, common objectives, and common risk analyses so that the entire country’s picture is accounted for,” a senior official told Business Standard.

Earlier, state-level auditors general (AGs) would choose a subject such as health management, procurement,

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First Published: Oct 25 2022 | 2:52 PM IST

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