The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned six officials of Central Medicine Store Depot (CMSD) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) over irregularities in procuring masks.
The ACC summoned the officials in a notice signed by its director Mir Md Jainul Abedin Shibly, said a press release on Sunday.
The officials were Dr Md Shahjahan, former assistant director (Store and Distribution) and incumbent assistant director (Administration), CMSD; Dr Sabbir Ahmed, former desk officer-8 and additional duty on store, CMSD, Dhaka; Kabir Ahmmed, store officer, CMSD, Dhaka; Md Yusuf Fakir, senior storekeeper, CMSD, Dhaka; Dr Md Zakir Hossain, deputy director and P&C, CMSD, Dhaka; and Dr Ziaul Haque, former medical officer (chief coordinator), CMSD, Dhaka.
Of them, the first three have been asked to appear before the ACC on July 19 and others on July 20.
According to the notice, the ACC needs to hear and accept statements of the officials for the sake of investigation as there are allegations that they are involved in various irregularities, corruption and abuse of power in the name of procuring substandard masks, PPEs and other health equipment for the treatment of Covid-19.