6 sued over FMCH corruption

Staff Correspondent | Published: 02:27, Nov 28,2019


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday filed a case against six people including three doctors for misappropriating about Tk 10 crore in procuring medical appliances, curtains, bed sheets and some other materials for Faridpur Medical College Hospital.

ACC assistant director Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury filed the case against former FMCH pathologist AHM Nurul Islam, former junior consultant Minakkhi Chakma, associate professor Ganpati Biswas, administrative officer Munshi Sazzad Hossain, M/S Ahmed Enterprise owner Munshi Farrukh Hossain and M/S Anik Traders owner Abdullah Al Mamun.

According to the ACC findings, the people were allegedly involved in procurement of some materials in high price than market price.

ACC found that each curtain to be used bedside screen was bought for Tk 38.25 lakh, laparoscopy with standard accessories for Tk 68.85 lakh, surgical LED light for Tk 30.60 lakh, automatic scrub station for Tk 19.12 lakh, VSA for keeping by Oxygen Generating Plant for Tk 5.27 crore and baby resuscitation set for Tk 16.57 lakh.

Earlier on November 20, the Ministry of Health and Family Planning submitted a report to the parliamentary standing committee that it had found massive corruption and irregularities in procuring medical appliances, curtains, bed sheets and some other materials for FMCH.

The standing committee discussed the matter and formed a sub-committee headed by its member Mohibur Rahman Manik to scrutinise the matter and to submit the report in two months.

Besides, the ACC filed a case against Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital retired deputy director M Abdus Salam, former accountant Abdul Kuddus Atia and M/S MS Enterprise owner Mirza

SM Hossain for their alleged involvement in embezzlement of about Tk 62 lakh.

According to the ACC findings, they embezzled the amount in 2015-16 fiscal creating 16 forged bills.

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