Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has ordered a probe into the graft charges in procurement of COVID-19 test kits and sanitizers.
Health and family welfare secretary Dr Debasish Basu and mission director of National Health Mission (NHM) Aditi Majumder have been removed from their respective posts to ensure an impartial inquiry, Assam Tribune reported.
A senior official said the government has taken a serious note of the allegations of malpractices in procurement of COVID-19 kits and sanitizers.
“The chief minister has ordered a probe into the allegations and removed the officers against whom the allegations were levelled. Further steps will be taken once the government receives the inquiry report,” he said.
Nath said secretary of industries and commerce Kiran Gitte and finance secretary Tanushree Debbarma were asked to conduct the probe and submit the report at the earliest.
Additional chief secretary SK Rakesh has been posted as the secretary of health & family welfare department while S Shivsankar Jaiswal will take over as the Mission Director of NHM.