Over Rs. 1,000 crore worth health equipment non-functional
Equipment in various hospitals across the country worth a thousand crore rupees is lying either unused or remains without maintenance, leading to wastage of resources. A massive mapping exercise undertaken by the Union Health Ministry across 29 states revealed that equipment worth Rs 1015.74 crore rupees was not functional.

The exercise mapped inventory of all bio-medical equipment. About 7,56,750 pieces of equipment were identified in 29,115 health facilities across India. The total equipment is worth Rs 4564 crore. Of these, 13 per cent to 34 per cent have been found to be non-functional.

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