‘Fraud in Rainawari Hospital’

PULWAMA:  The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has directed the Vigilance Organization to register a preliminary enquiry for alleged embezzlement and misuse of government funds by the medical superintendent of JLNM hospital here.

Earlier, while proceeding on a complaint against medical superintendent, JLNM hospital Srinagar regarding embezzlement, misuse of government funds, favouritism and other irregularities while making purchases of different medical equipments worth crores, the SVC obtained a detailed factual report from the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir based on scrutiny of records regarding allegations leveled in the complaint.

“Examination and analysis of the entire record, prima-facie, established the criminal abuse of official position by Dr Iqbal while making the purchases for the hospital by not inviting tenders, not getting approvals from the competent authorities and by going beyond his financial competence delegated to him by the government,” an SVO spokesman said. (CNS)

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