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DC Nakul: Ballari is the first district in the state to upload the COVID audit report.

Ballari DC S S Nakul has always done his best in terms of safety of the people. He also makes sure there is effective communication between the administration and the people of the district.

An audit report was shared in order to give clarity and maintain transparency in the utilisation of funds to tackle Covid-19 under different categories. The report consisted of all details of the expenditure till 25-08-2020

Anyone can have access to this audit report on Covid-19 expenditure, he said

According to the report, a total Rs 16, 23, 53,747 has been spent till August 25 under different categories, of which, Rs 10,42,89,772 has been spent from the district mineral fund (DMFT), Rs 3,08,88,975 spent under the state disaster response fund (SDRF) and Rs 2,71,75,000 from the CSR fund.

Though it is not mandatory for the district administration to upload the audit report on Covid-19 expenditure in the public domain, we have uploaded the audit report to inform the public about how much has been spent for tackling the pandemic in the district. There should not be any misunderstanding among the public about the utilisation of government funds by the district administration, he said.

He said that they have adequate funds under DMFT, SDRF and CRF, and we are utilising it effectively to make the district free of COVID

We have spent maximum funds for upgrading some taluk hospitals to equip them with all the facilities to treat COVID patients like setting up COVID wards, construction of oxygen tanks in hospitals, procuring masks, PPE kits, medicines and medical equipment, and establishing fever clinics, swab collection centres and other works related to Covid-19 in the district, he informed

“There has been a surge in COVID-19 cases, but as a result of our concerted efforts, the number of cured and discharged patients is also increasing by the day, and the recovery rate is very encouraging in the district. We have stepped up all measures to conduct tests and give timely treatment to the infected people in the district by utilising funds in a proper way,” he added.

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