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CBI raids five places in Andaman in Multi-Crore Medicine Purchase Scam

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Port Blair | Friday, Oct 13 2017 IST
Teams of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday simultaneously raided five locations, including theoffice of Directorate of Health Service, in the case of alleged Multi-crore Medicine Purchase Scam. Talking to UNI, the In-charge of Andaman CBI unit, Mr Shantanu Kar today said as per details the CBI had received information thatmany medicines were purchased by the directorate of Health Services in brand name rather than in generic names. Moreover, there were many cases where medicines were unnecessarily procured and all these nexus caused a loss of nearly Rs 85 lakhs per year to the health department. As per sources, an FIR has been registered in this regard and scrutiny of all the documents seized today during the raids is presently going on. The raids were conducted on the basis of criminal cases lodged against the director of health services and others. Raids were conducted in the Govt. accommodation of Dr Shipra Paul, director of Andaman's health services, Govt. accommodation of Dr Anwar Moosa, ex chiefmedical officer (sStore), residence of one Shabbib, Homeo pharmacist attached to the directorate and two other places. As per details, no arrest has been made yet in this case.UNI SKR AKM

-- (UNI) -- C-1-1-DL0213-1092098.Xml

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