Tribune News Service
Shimla, October 16
A day after Congress leaders alleged corruption in health department and said that oxygen cylinders have been purchased at exorbitant rates, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) today said that a total of four bidders participated in the bid for providing and installing medical gas pipeline oxygen system in various districts hospitals in the state and the tender was awarded to the lowest bidder.
In a release issued here, the spokesperson of the department said that the reported news about higher rates of cylinders and finger tip pulse oxymeter with beep function and respiratory rate is not based on facts as the content of the news report has no mention of warranty period, brand, its installation, testing and commissioning.
He said that the agency had provided cylinder valve and safety caps having warranty period of the entire system for three years within the same cost.
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