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  Metros   Delhi  28 May 2017  Kapil Mishra accuses CM, Jain of Rs 300-crore health scam

Kapil Mishra accuses CM, Jain of Rs 300-crore health scam

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Published : May 28, 2017, 3:15 am IST
Updated : May 28, 2017, 3:15 am IST

The Kejriwal-led government improperly procured medicines, overpaid for ambulances, and violated rules in transfers and appointments, Mishra said.

Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra (Photo:PTI)
 Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra (Photo:PTI)

New Delhi: Sacked water minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday accused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain of misappropriating health funds, and claimed three health scams, including one involving Rs 300 crore.

Mr Mishra said that the three big scams were perpetrated in the health sector by the Aam Aadmi Party government, including one of more than Rs 300 crore in the procurement of medicines.

 

The Kejriwal-led government improperly procured medicines, overpaid for ambulances, and violated rules in transfers and appointments, Mr Mishra said. The former minister said that Mr Jain did not allow hospitals to buy medicines and instead handed over the task to a central procurement authority.

“The government bought medicines worth crores of rupees six months in advance, even when hospitals said that they did not need them. Three godowns were built to store the medicines, which have been wasted,” Mr Mishra, who has been suspended from the Aam Aadmi Party, said.

The former minister claimed that such medicines have since expired and hospitals have started running out of stock. He raised doubts over the purchase of 100 ambulances in the national capital.

 

Mr Mishra said that the 100 ambulance bought by the government for Rs 23 lakh each, were supposed to be fireproof, but four of them caught fire within the first few days of running. “Some are now not even in use,” he alleged.

The MLA from Karawal Nagar said that health minister Mr Jain appointed at least 30 medical superintendents in Delhi hospitals without following the due process.

Tags: kapil mishra, arvind kejriwal, satyendar jain, aam aadmi party government
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