The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has found financial irregularities in Services Hospital, Lahore’s coronavirus related spending’s.
As per to a report of the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP), the hospital administration inflicted a loss of over Rs.2.5 million on the exchequer by purchasing shoe covers at inflated rates from companies other than those that usually supply such material to the medical facility.
It further revealed that surgical masks and sanitizers were bought for Rs.25.3 million at rates higher than their market prices.
The report of AGP said that, Rs.7.2 million worth of medicines were unnecessarily purchased.
The hospital squandered over Rs.2.8 million government funds on setting up coronavirus wards without approval of the cabinet committee and spent a staggering Rs.78.6 million on a total of 771 patients, AGP`s report disclosed
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital spent Rs.4.53 million on 641 patients. Withholding tax amounting to Rs9,800 and Punjab sales tax to the tune of Rs.210,344 were also not levied on the hospital’s purchases.
The medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Iftikhar said he has submitted his response to the AGP’s objections. Denying any role in the irregularities, Dr. Iftikhar said senior professors purchased coronavirus related material.
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