HPCC Chief Virbhadra Singh accused the BJP led Govt in Himachal Pradesh of receiving kickbacks in purchasing ambulances under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) programme.

He said that it’s a matter of concern and shame that BJP leaders have allegedly got kickbacks to the tune of Rs.7.24 crore in the purchase of ambulances.

Virbhadra Singh also accused the state government of misleading the people of the state by renaming central government-sponsored schemes and putting its own label on them to take false credit. He accused the BJP for taking credit for starting free ambulance service under the name of Atal Swasthya Sewa Yojna, while in reality it’s a central government scheme. Singh said that the Emergency Response and Transport Systems scheme was introduced by the central government on a pilot basis under NRHM in 2005 to provide emergency ambulance services and medical care.