Senior MO arrested for allegedly purchasing sub-standard medical protective gears

TMB Report

 IMPHAL: The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Manipur arrested a Senior Medical officer of Central Medical Store, Directorate Health Services cum State Nodal Officer, State Health Society, NHM in connection with the key role he played in the procurement of medical protective gears without issuing supply orders from firms including N 95 mask allocated to District Hospital, Churanchanpur. The arrest was made at around 4.00 pm on Tuesday.

In a press note signed by SP Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Manipur, it was said that in connection with the matter, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption has registered an FIR no 3(4)2020-V&AC. During the investigation conducted so far, it has been revealed that Dr. M Dinesh Singh played a key role in the procurement of medical protective gears without issuing supply orders from various firms including N 95 masks allocated to district hospital at Churanchanpur district, which were suspected to be of sub-standard quality.

The accused person arrested on Tuesday will be produced in the Court of Special Judge (PC. Act), Imphal West tomorrow for remanding him into police custody for further investigation, said the press note.

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