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MPLADS scheme

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1. The Government of India has allowed Members of Parliament to recommend one-time funds for the following activities.

a) Purchase of medical testing and screening equipment for government hospitals

b) Purchase of dispensaries

c) Setting up of other related facilities in their respective constituencies.

2. The district authority can purchase the required equipment in line with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health Ministry.

Medical equipment

Funds can be used for purchasing following equipment

a) Infrared thermometers (non-contact)

b) Personal protection equipment (PPE) kits

c) Thermal imaging scanners or cameras for railway stations

d) Corona testing kits approved by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

e) ICU ventilator and isolation or quarantine wards

f) Face masks, gloves, and sanitizers for medical personnel

g) Other medical equipment recommended by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

About the scheme

1. MPLADS stands for the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme.

2. It is an ongoing Central Sector Scheme, launched in 1993-94.

3. It enables the Members of Parliament (MPS) to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets.

4. The annual MPLADS fund entitlement per MP (Member of Parliament) constituency is ₹5 crore.

5. Lok Sabha Members can recommend works within their Constituencies and Elected Members of Rajya Sabha can recommend works within the State of Election.

6. Nominated Members of both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha can recommend works anywhere in the country.

Source- The Hindu