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Government allows MPLADS funds to be used for testing, screening, buying equipment


The ministry of statistics and programme implementation (MoSPI) has decided to grant one-time dispensation under MPLADS to purchase and install infrared thermometers, personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, thermal scanners, corona-testing kits and ICU ventilators, among others.

The fund can also be used to setup isolation and quarantine wards, and purchase sanitisers, gloves and face masks for medical personnel.

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday allowed district authorities to use Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund for medical testing, screening and other facilities required to detect and contain Covid-19.

The ministry of statistics and programme implementation (MoSPI) has ...


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