Health ministry Thursday served show-cause notices on three doctors of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital including the hospital director for causing the government financial damage by purchase anomaly.
The ministry in the notices says, "It has been proved that the three physicians purchased medical equipment at an inflated price that the actual rate."
The accused doctors are the hospital's director Dr Uttam Kumar Barua, Associate Professor Dr Saumitra Sarker, and Associate Professor Dr Ratan Das Gupta. Signed by the Health Secretary Abdul Mannan, the show-cause notices were issued on them Thursday.
The ministry says the trio wasted the government Tk6.40 crore by setting overprices for three operating lights, two coblation machines and two anesthesia machine with ventilator.
According to the show-cause letters, health ministry's Health Service Division found the over billing allegations true in initial probe.
Subsequently, the physicians have been asked to explain in ten working days as to why actions would not be taken against them for violating the Government Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 2018.
The notices at the same time asked whether the accused want private hearings.
The Business Standard tried to communicate the hospital director over phone in this regard. But could not be reached.