Congress MP Asks Centre For Probe In COVID19 Corruption
Rs 41 lakh for coronavirus security kits that ought to have price Rs 7 lakh and didn’t even embrace N-95 masks – these are the placing allegations that the central authorities has requested the Congress administration in Punjab to shortly examine following a letter from an MP of the state’s ruling celebration.
Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla, who had given a authorities hospital in Amritsar Rs 1 crore from his Members of Parliament Native Space Growth Scheme (MPLADS) fund, a part of which was used to buy the private protecting tools or PPE, had flagged a “deliberate delay” within the probe in a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh final week.
“It is a matter of nice concern that how heartless profiteers did not even spare us in these making an attempt instances and the way administration and office-bearers at completely different ranges are attempting to supress the probe and save the culprits,” the lawmaker wrote within the letter on June 16.
He additionally alleged that an IAS officer main the probe was transferred on the occasion of profiteers.
Seemingly unconvinced by the state administration’s efforts to analyze the allegations, Mr Aujla additionally despatched a letter to the central authorities on the identical date.
This week, the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation wrote a letter to the state authorities, requesting obligatory motion and a time-bound investigation into the alleged rip-off.
In April, medical workers on the Authorities Medical School and Hospital (GMCH), Amritsar had rejected round 2,000 PPE kits alleging that they had been faulty and never embrace N-95 masks. Additionally they accused authorities of paying round Rs 41 lakh for the kits, which in keeping with the workers mustn’t have price greater than Rs 7 lakh.
Punjab reported two extra deaths from coronavirus on Friday, taking the rely to 122, whereas 188 recent instances pushed the an infection tally within the state to 4,957. Amritsar is on the prime the COVID-19 tally within the state with 852 coronavirus instances.