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ACC raids infectious diseases hospital, finds irregularities

FE Report | February 11, 2019 00:00:00

A joint team of the country's anti-corruption watchdog and drug administration has found various irregularities in the city's Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) and adjacent dispensaries.

During a sudden raid on Sunday, the team seized some medicines and sealed off an unauthorised medicine shop there, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said in a statement.

The team was comprised of officials from the ACC and the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA).

As per the statement, the ACC raided the healthcare facilities after it received information on various irregularities including illegal sales of the medicine allocated for the hospital by some IDH staffs who allegedly accumulated illegal wealth.

ACC Director General (DG) Muhammad Munir Chowdhury led the drive.

The team found that some of the hospital staff were selling various types of vaccines illegally to outside people instead of providing those to the patients free of cost.

The statement also said there were no data on distribution of vaccines and drugs worth Tk 9.0 million for the fiscal year 2017-18.

Besides, there were anomalies between the vaccines provided to the patients and information on register book.

On the drive, Mr Munir Chowdhury said the ACC will investigate the matter and take legal steps against the people, who amassed illegal wealth by illegally selling drugs allocated for the government hospital.

A move was underway to make a compilation of all information regarding the drive until filing of the report around 7.00pm.


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