N95 Mask Scam

ACC quizzes Meditech director

Staff Correspondent

10 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday interrogated Meditech Imaging Ltd director Humayun Kabir about allegations of supplying poor quality masks, PPEs, and other medical equipment to the government hospitals.    

A team of the ACC led by its Director Mir Md Zainul Abedin Shebly quizzed Humayun Kabir at the commission’s headquarters in the capital.

However, owner of Lexicon Merchandise Ltd and Technocrat Ltd Motazzerul Islam Mithu was also scheduled to face ACC interrogation on Thursday but he sent a written statement to the ACC through his lawyer.

Mithu, who is now staying in USA, claimed in written statement that his companies are not involved in any kinds of corruption and even his companies did not supply any items.

Earlier on Wednesday, the ACC also interrogated JMI Hospital Requisite Manufacturing Ltd chairman Md Abdur Razzak and Toma Construction Ltd medical team coordinator Md Matiur Rahman about the same allegations.

However, Elan Corporation Ltd chairman and managing director Aminul Islam Amin did not appear before the ACC investigation team on the day as he sought time citing health grounds.

On July 1, ACC summoned bosses of six health sector supplier firms to probe into the incident of providing low-quality health products, including N-95 masks, to some government hospitals. On June 18, ACC formed a four-member inquiry committee to investigate the allegation that low-quality Covid-19 medical supplies were provided for some government hospitals by JMI.    

The commission initiated the inquiry on June 10.