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Hyderabad: ACB to probe ESI medicine purchase scam

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 18, 2019, 5:47 am IST
Updated Jul 18, 2019, 5:47 am IST
The ACB is likely to probe the role of at least half a dozen officials including ESI director Devika Rani in the alleged swindle of Rs 200 crore.
The V&E after studying the supply of medicines between 2016 and 2018 found largescale violations and recommended disciplinary action against the officials.
 The V&E after studying the supply of medicines between 2016 and 2018 found largescale violations and recommended disciplinary action against the officials.

Hyderabad: The ACB is likely to probe the scam that was unearthed in the ESI by the vigilance and enforcement wing recently. The V&E wing had concluded that there was a multi-crore scam in the supply of medicines to dispensaries and ESI Hospitals by non-rate contract firms, involving top government officers.

The V&E after studying the supply of medicines between 2016 and 2018 found largescale violations and recommended disciplinary action against the officials.

 

The ACB is likely to probe the role of at least half a dozen officials including ESI director Devika Rani in the alleged swindle of `200 crore. Ms Rani is accused of setting up benami firms to supply drugs at escalated prices. The V&E had inspected several firms.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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