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Major scandal in North District NRHM, Fir filed

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, September 11 ,2019 : One more major scandal over misuse of National Rural Health Mission has been unearthed in North Tripura District and the District Medical Superintendent Shirshendu Chakma has already filed an FIR in Dharmanagar police station. 

According to the FIR a sum of Rs 20,63,979 was misappropriated against one Biplab Kanti Adhikari who was the SDAAC in the office of the District Health Officer. He was responsible for disbursement of benefits to the pregnant mothers and looking after their wellbeing.

Chief Medical Officer Jagadish Nama said for quite some time they were suspecting some irregularities and the matter came to fore during a recent audit in the office. 

The allegations say Adhikari instead of disbursing the money to the actual beneficiaries and used to misguide them. Official sources said misappropriation of Rs 20,63,979 found after preliminary investigation and the amount may go farther following detail investigation. The entire corruption took place during the tenure the previous Left Front government.

It may be recalled that another case of defalcation was detected in the North District office of the NHRM of Rs 32 lakh and 17 doctors were accused for their involvement. The case is still under investigation. 
   (Tripurainfo)

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