Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2020
Published in Category: Islamabad

Poly Clinic management alleged for corruption

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ISLAMABAD: The Poly Clinic management alleged for over 100 million rupees corruptions in the purchase of medicines.

The official sources in the hospital said former executive director and deputy executive director Poly Clinic in order to benefit a particular firm has purchased medicines for entire year despite the hospital doesn’t have capacity to store more than three months life saving drugs.

The contract was a clear violation of the rules and regulations set by Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA). Most pertinent is that most of the medicines have been expired within three months of purchase.

PPRA allows purchase of medicines for three years only as most of the life saving drugs needs special care and temperature.

In order to ensure purchase, the former management took support of the said company and the rest of the medicines were placed in the company stores. The sources said that the money for the entire year medicines’ purchase had been released to the company.

The sources said despite the management keeps man-made medicines crisis in the hospital and patients have to wait for days for basic medicines.

It is pertinent to mention here that an inquiry into a previous purchase of expiry syrup has confirmed that the hospital management was involved in the purchase of out dated syrup.

They said the development and maintenance budget of the hospital has been finished some six months back. The budget was spent on renovation on blue-eye contractors and all contracts were given without adopting formal procedure.