The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday approved charge-sheets against 11 people, including seven doctors and three contractors for irregularities in procurement of drugs for Maternal and Child Health Training Institute.
Investigation Officer Deputy Director Mohammad Abu Bakr filed the case with Dhaka Coordinated Office -1 in 2019.
According to the case statement, the ACC investigated allegations of corruption in various purchases for the institute in Azimpur from 2014-15 to 2016-17.
In the financial year 2014-15, as per the work order, a bill of Tk 3.2 million (Tk 3291,720) was paid to the contractor for the supply of medicines.
However, the maximum price of the same drug is Tk 1.6 billion (TK 1645,298) according to the retail price and the price of the Department of Drug Administration. The rest of the money has been paid extra, reports UNB.
Thus, money has been embezzled in the same process in four financial years, according to the charges.
The charge-sheeted people are - Proprietor of Monarch Establishment Fatenur Islam, Owner of Nafisa Business Corner Sheikh Idris Uddin (Chanchal), Proprietor of Santana Traders Nizamur Rahman Chowdhury, former Supervisor of Maternal and Child Health Training Institute of Azimpur, Dhaka and President of Tender Evaluation Committee Dr. Israt Jahan,former Principal of Family Welfare Inspector Training Institute and Member of Tender Evaluation Committee Dr. Parveen Haque Chowdhury, former Junior Consultant (Os / Gynaecology) of the Training Institute and Member-Tender Evaluation Committee Dr. Mahfuza Khatun, former Assistant Co-ordinator (Training and Research) and Member of Tender Evaluation Committee Dr. Chinmoy Kanti Das, former Medical Officer of Dhaka District Civil Surgeon's Office and Member of Tender Evaluation Committee ( now Deputy Director of Department of Health) Dr. Saiful Islam, Medical Officer (Children) of the Training Institute, Member of Market Price Verification Committee and Member Secretary of Tender Evaluation Committee Dr. Begum Mahfuza Dilara Akhter, Medical Officer of the Institute and President of Market Price Verification Committee Dr. Nazrina Begum, and former Administrative Officer of the same Training Institute and Member of Market Price Verification Committee Zahirul Islam ( currently working as Assistant Upazila Family Planning Officer in Nayakhali Sadar).