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Two employees of Haryana health dept suspended

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Health today suspended two officials of the Health department for providing wrong information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

The action was taken against Rohtas and Pankaj, the said, adding that the matter would be investigated by a senior IAS officer, who would submit a report within a month.

Replying to a Gurugram resident's query filed under the RTI Act, the officials had wrongly stated that no new hospital building was constructed in after 2014, which Vij said was an attempt by the accused to malign the department.

In an official release, the said the present state had not only completed buildings of hospitals approved by the previous dispensation, but also built new ones.

Vij said 86 buildings approved during the tenure of the previous were completed by the present state after 2014 and a sum of Rs 282.21 crore was spent on them.

Similarly, the present regime constructed 12 new buildings of hospitals at a cost of Rs 122.83 crore. Apart from this, administrative approval has been given for construction of 136 new buildings at a cost of Rs 643.41 crore, he added.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 21:25 IST