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Telangana ACB looks into ESI Medicine supplies scam

Telangana ACB looks into ESI Medicine supplies scam
Telangana ACB looks into ESI Medicine supplies scam

hyderabad sources reported that a senior official said Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has begun a preliminary inquiry into the alleged "multi-crore" scam in the supply of medicines to dispensaries and ESI hospitals. Meanwhile the state government's vigilance and enforcement (V&E) wing had earlier conducted an inquiry into the allegations that no proper eligibility criteria was followed by the Director, Insurance Medical Services (DIMS), hyderabad in the selection of firms for supply of medicines.

Telangana ACB looks into ESI Medicine supplies scam

Furthermore the wing, which filed a report in March this year, found that medicines were bought at "exorbitant" prices, in "violation" of the procurement procedures and the e-tender processes. Perhaps the probe was conducted over the contracts given to firms for supply of drugs to dispensaries and the ESI (Employees State Insurance) 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Moreover the wing had recommended to initiate disciplinary action against the errant officials and a senior ACB official told "A preliminary inquiry is going on. The records are being verified. The inquiry is regarding purchase of medicines. ACB is looking into it”. Finally as per the findings of report, no Drug Procurement Committee was formed by the Director, DIMS, for analysis of requirement of drugs and medicines at the beginning of the year.


Telangana ACB looks into ESI Medicine supplies scam
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