Raids Across Delhi After Kapil Mishra Accuses AAP of Medical Scam

Kapil Mishra alleged that medicines worth crores were being brought but they never reached government pharmacies.

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The searches began following Kapil Mishra’s allegations against the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP. (Photo: Altered by <b>The Quint</b>)

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has begun a probe into allegations by sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra about a scam in procurement of medicines in government hospitals.

A probe has been ordered and searches are being carried out at various places, ACB sources said. The anti-graft body is likely to write to the Delhi government to share details about the procurement of medicines.

Last week, Mishra accused Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, and Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, of misappropriating health funds. He accused the Delhi government of being involved in three health scams, including one worth around Rs 300 crore.

Mishra had claimed that the powers of Delhi government-run hospitals to buy medicines were put to an end 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.
Kapil Mishra

The former minister said Jain did not allow hospitals to buy medicines and instead handed over the task to a central procurement authority.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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