An ACC letter says the records have been sought for a proper investigation into allegations of embezzling government funds for food and accommodation of Covid-19 front-liners
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sought records from managing director of Hotel Super Star Ltd and director of Mugda General Hospital about the costs of food and accommodation for Covid-19 front-liners in Dhaka.
The records were sought on Monday through a letter signed by Mir Mohammad Zainul Abedin Shebly, a director of the ACC.
The letter said the records were sought for a proper investigation into allegations of embezzling government funds through various irregularities in collusion with the acting director and principal of Mugda Medical College Hospital and others.
The ACC sought information from the authority of Mugda General Hospital about the funds allocated in its favour for accommodation, transportation and other expenses of doctors, nurses and other staff engaged in treating Covid-19 patients.
The anti-graft body also wanted copies of contracts between Mugda hospital with Hotel Super Star from their authorities.
It also sought records, including amount of bills and money submitted by the hotel authorities, bank statements and other relevant documents.
The ACC further asked Hotel Super Star authorities for a person-based list of doctors, nurses and other individuals who have been providing medical services to Covid-19 patients and have stayed and taken meals at the hotel so far.
The ACC asked all the authorities to provide it with the records by August 9.
On the same allegation, the ACC has already collected documents from Hotel 71.