Five companies are under government scrutiny for their alleged involvement in supplying low quality mask and PPE to Heath Ministry and Central Medical Supply Depot (CMSD), sources said.
About 50 serving physicians have been died in different Covid-19 hospitals for allegedly using low quality PPE and Mask.
The Companies are JMI Hospital Require Manufacturing Limited, Toma Construction Coordinator (Medical Team), Allan Corporation Limited, Meditech Imaging Limited and Lexicon Merchandise Limited
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) summoned CEOs and executives of those companies in different schedule this month.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will question five people including the chairman of JMI and Tama Construction (Medical) officials, in connection with allegations of corruption in the supply of substandard health equipment, including masks and PPEs.
Zainul Abedin Shibli , Director, ACC, issued the summon ACC director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya released..
These are – JMI Hospital Abdur Razzak, Tama official Matiur Rahman, Allan Corporation Limited Chairman, Aminul Islam Amin, Meditech Imaging Limited Director Humayun Kabir, Owner of Lexicon Merchandise and Technocrat Limited, Motazzerul Islam Mithu.
Among them, Razzak, Matiur and Aminul have been asked to come to the ACC head office on July 8 and Humayun and Motazzerul on July 9 with the relevant documents.
The notice said, ” Crore of Tk have been embezzled against the concerned officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of Health through various irregularities, corruption and misuse of power.” In the interest of proper investigation into the acquisition of assets, it is essential to hear and accept their statements on the allegations.
The agency formed a four-member investigation team headed by ACC official Zainul Abedin Shibli on June 15 to probe allegations of corruption in the purchase of N-95 masks and PPE and other health care products amid the coronavirus outbreak.