Officials of Medical Directorate, 5 firms face legal heat for supply of substandard protective gear

TMB Report

IMPHAL: Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police has on Friday registered an FIR against some officials of Medical Directorate, Manipur, proprietors of five firms and unknown others for further investigation in connection with issuing of substandard medical protective gear N95 mask to District Hospital, Churachandpur.

According to a release issued by the SP, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption department, after conducting a thorough verification into the matter regarding issuing of substandard medical protective gear N95 mask to District Hospital, Churachandpur, one FIR case no. 3(4)2020 V&ACPS U/S 120 B r/w 420 IPC, 13(2) r/w 13(1)(a) PC Act 1988 has been registered on Friday against some officials of Medical Directorate, Manipur, proprietors of five firms and unknown others for further investigation.

At around 12 noon on Friday,  a Special Team of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Police Station (V&ACPS) carried out raid at Central Medical Store Medical Directorate, Lamphel, and seized 1250 N95 masks including the suspected substandard masks which were being supplied to District Hospital, Churachandpur and samples of some other medical protective gears for further verification.

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