The new Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry called for "zero per cent corruption" in the hospital's administration and implementation of government schemes.

The local administration has been asked to submit a detailed report on the requirements of the government hospital here and the lacunae in infrastructure.

The requirements will be taken up for redressal, said the new Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Virendra Kataria, who arrived in Karaikal on an official tour of the district on Saturday.

Mr. Kataria, who held a meeting with the officials here, called for “zero per cent corruption” in the administration and implementation of government schemes.

Urging officials to ensure transparent implementation of welfare schemes, Mr. Kataria called for expedition of projects whose progress had slowed down.

Earlier in a grievance redress meeting, the Lieutenant Governor interacted with various associations and citizens. Poor infrastructure of the Karaikal Government Hospital remained a common complaint with most of the people pleading with the governor to upgrade the infrastructure. According to the public, the hospital is ill-equipped in terms of medical equipment and personnel.

The proposal of the Puducherry Government on having a super-specialty hospital in PPP mode along with a medical college was brought to the notice of Mr. Kataria, who promised to look into the proposal.

The Lieutenant Governor directed the administration to prepare an extensive report on the hospital’s infrastructure and forward the same to his office. On the Tamil Nadu Government’s ban on inter-State movement of sand, the public sought Mr. Kataria’s intervention to revoke the ban since Karaikal was landlocked.

The ban had hindered construction activities in the district.

Stating that it was a policy decision of the State, Mr. Kataria said the issue would be discussed with the Puducherry Government.

On the need for a permanent premises for the Kendriya Vidyalaya that was functioning out of rented premises, Mr. Kataria said special attention would be paid to Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Collector in-charge A. Muthamma and Senior Superintendent of Police A. Anto alphonse were present.