Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital Director Professor Dr Uttam Kumar Barua has been made officer on special duty (OSD).
A gazette notification of the Ministry of Health made the disclosure today.
Hospital's Deputy Director Dr KM Mamun Morshed has been appointed as acting director. He will stay in the position until appointment of new director of the hospital.
Earlier on 29 October, Health Ministry served show-cause notices on three doctors of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital including Uttam Barua for causing the government financial damage by purchase anomaly.
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.