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Odisha spends Rs 12,34,141 for treatment of 4 Ministers during 2005-14

Surjya Patro alone receives Rs 54,35,13
Bhubaneswar: A total of Rs 12,34,141 has been spent towards medical treatment of as many as four former and current Ministers of the State from the State exchequer during 2005 to 2014.

As per the information provided by the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry PIO on an RTI application filed by rights activist Pradip Pradhan, former Minister and Digapahandi MLA Surjya Narayan Patro topped the list with receiving a total of Rs 54,35,13 for treatment in a phased manner like in December 2007 (Rs 41,381), in January 2008 (Rs 18,09,42), in 2009 (Rs 21,190) and in October 2013 (Rs3 Lakh), followed by former Minister and Puri MLA Maheswar Mohanty with Rs 36,66,56 (In two phases Rs 2,95,331 in June 2012 and Rs 71,325 in August 2012), School and Mass Education Minister Rs 3,18,035 in May this year and former Rural Development Biswa Bhusan Harichandan Rs 5,937 in January 2005.



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