The Auditor General has revealed that medicine worth Rs 38 million sent to the Medical Supplies Division by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation had been robbed. According to the AG, the SPC had bought these supplies between January 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. The robbery had taken place during the transfer of supplies from SPC stores to the Medical Supplies Division. The AG faulted the Health Ministry for turning a blind eye to the theft of millions worth medicine.
The AG also pointed out absolute negligence on the part of the health authorities and the agency responsible for transporting the supplies. The transport agency had been faulted for failing to maintain safety standards in storing the supplies. A medical consignment worth almost Rs 150 million had been stored haphazardly and this wasn`t an isolated case.