Members of the public accounts committee of the state assembly, led by chairman K Selvaperunthagai, on Wednesday visited the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) and recommended replacement of cots in the emergency ward.
Though CMCH dean A Nirmala said that the cots are in usable condition, the team members raised concern after noticing rusty cots. “I have instructed to repair the cots at the earliest and make alternative arrangements,” said Nirmala.
Earlier in the day, the team visited Thondamuthur panchayat union, Sengupathy tribal village, Periyanaickenpalayam panchayat union, Somayampalayam panchayat, Anna University (AU) regional campus, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Lawley Road and the women’s hostel under construction at R S Puram.
Selvaperunthagai said that orders have been issued through the Coimbatore collector to ensure seamless distribution of PDS ration in Sengupathy village. “We urged the district administration to set up fences in the village to stop wild animals. Children in the village should be protected from wild animals and the villagers should get access to transportation facilities,” he said.
After visiting TNAU, the committee recommended the installation of equipment necessary for students. “Vacant posts of technical experts should be filled. Also, the latest technology should be used to enhance learning in AU’s regional campus,” the chairman said.
The committee consists of Kavundampalayam MLA P R G Arun Kumar, Vedasandur MLA S Gandhirajan, Modakurichi MLA C Saraswathi, Kattumannarkoil MLA M Sinthanai Selvan, Hosur MLA Y Prakash, Thiruvarur MLA Poondi K Kalaivanan and Veerapandi MLA M Rajamuthu.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is a committee of selected members of parliament, constituted by the Parliament of India, to audit the revenue and the expenditure of the Government of India.
They check that parliament exercises over the executive stems from the basic principle that parliament embodies the will of the people. The main function of the committee is to ascertain whether the money granted by parliament has been spent by the government within the scope of the demand.
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