Huge quantity of medicines are missing from the medicines store at Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital.
On May 22, Hospital Superintendent Dr Golam Mohammad lodged a complaint to the Divisional Health Director against the storekeeper of the medicine store Sahedul Haque Chhoton for his alleged involvement in misappropriating the drugs.
Although Storekeeper Chhoton was transferred to Nilphamari’s Dimla Upazila Health Complex the next day, he handed over the charge to the hospital authority yesterday, the hospital superintendent said.
“After a week-long visit to hospital’s medicine store I found the irregularities and corruption,” he said.
Chhoton had long been misappropriating the government medicines from the hospital’s medicine store since joining his duty on March 3, 2016, he added.
A staff of the hospital, seeking anonymity, said medicines worth around Tk 1.8 crore are missing from the medicine store.
Denying the allegation brought against him, Chhoton said it was an unnecessary action against him.
Rangpur Divisional Health Director Dr Amol Chandra Saha said in the primary step storekeeper Chhoton has been transferred from Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital and a departmental probe committee is like to start their investigation in this regard within May 30.