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ACC approves corruption charges against 7 doctors, 4 others

  • Published at 02:44 pm September 14th, 2021
Anti Corruption Commission- ACC
File photo of the Anti Corruption Commission headquarters in Dhaka Courtesy: Sazzad Hossain

The case was filed with the Dhaka Coordinated Office-1 in 2019

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday approved the chargesheet against 11 people, including seven doctors and three contractors, for irregularities in the procurement of drugs for the Maternal and Child Health Training Institute.

Investigation Officer Mohammad Abu Bakr, deputy director of the ACC, filed the case with the Dhaka Coordinated Office-1 in 2019.

According to the case statement, the ACC investigated allegations of corruption in various purchases for the Maternal and Child Health Training Institute in Azimpur from FY2014-15 till FY2016-17.

In the 2014-15 financial year, as per a work order, a bill of Tk32,91,720 was paid to the contractor for the supply of medicines.

However, the maximum price of the drug shipment is Tk16,45,298, according to retail prices and the price of the Department of Drug Administration.

Money has been embezzled through the same process of overpaying in four financial years, according to the charges.

The charge-sheeted accused 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  Noakhali sadar).

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