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CGHS medicine supplier SURRENDERS Rs 200 crore black money

CGHS medicine supplier SURRENDERS Rs 200 crore black money

New Delhi: One of the biggest suppliers of medicines to Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) hospitals “surrendered” Rs 200 crore he allegedly held in black money after the Income Tax Department recently raided his premises, official sources said.

They said the Delhi-based businessman’s premises were searched by the I-T sleuths a few days back on suspicion of “huge” tax evasion by him and his business enterprises.

“The man, who is one of the largest suppliers of medicines to the CGHS, has surrendered Rs 200 crore as black money. Tax evasion investigations against him are still ongoing,” a senior I-T officer said.

Sources claimed that the businessman, who could not be contacted by the PTI for comments, was also constructing a large mall in the national capital, apart from funding few other large business projects.

They added that the tax department is in the process of opening his bank lockers and examining his financial documents to ascertain the exact amount of tax he evaded.

The CGHS hospitals are run by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the official website says they provide “cheap medical care to central government employees, pensioners and all the four pillars of democratic set up in India namely Legislature, Judiciary, Executive and the Press.”

Source: PTI
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    Dr. Dharmendra Kumar November 19, 2017, 9:07 am

    Govt. have to think regarding these issues. All govt hospitals should stop procuring medicine to curb these issues. In Govt hospitals there should be private run pharmacies to solve these purpose. recently GOI had launched a pharmacy scheme to distribute generic medicine can also solve this purpose.

  2. cghs and echs are best to earn and loot,thats why nabh is important, all these so called nabh hospitals are doing great earnings but sans ethics and good treatment–the new mantra of my india—loot by all

  3. CGHS is a bottomless pit as far the supply of medicines to the beneficiaries is concerned. There has been no prescription audit on consumption of drugs by an individual CGHS beneficiary .The way CGHS provides medicines to the beneficiary, the beneficiary will have taken about 3 kilos of antibiotics, 4 kilos of antiinflammatory medicines, 5 liters cough syrup during an averageof 60 years of his lifespan that he is attached to CGHS
    CGHS should be treatment oriented health facility rather than supply depot. Medical Officers and other paramedical staff should undergo frequent CMEs to gain confidence of the patients.
    Only OTC medicines, emergency drugs,commonly prescribed medicines by GDMO should be made available at Dispensary level. Beneficiaries should be made to purchase all the medicines prescribed the specialists and get them reimbursed from their respective departments. This way more time is available to GDMO to examine and treat the patients in detail and avoid unnecessary refferal to higher centres and thereby reduce the unnecessary , unwanted supply of drugs to the beneficiaries.