The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB ) started investigations into the alleged medicine scam involving Delhi government on the allegations by sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra. Reportedly, a probe has been ordered and searches are being carried out at different places since Wednesday.
The anti-graft body may write to the Delhi Government to share particulars about the procurement of medicines in government hospitals.
Day after being sacked, Mishra had claimed that the powers of the Delhi government-run hospitals to purchase medicines were stopped by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the behest of Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
“Jain has himself admitted that Rs 300 crore have been allocated to procure medicines. The Delhi government boasts of having the highest budget earmarked for the health sector. In such a scenario how come there is a shortage of medicines? This is a scam,” Mishra had alleged.