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Corona kit scam: Punjab government accused of another scam in the name of Corona, High Court seeks response from government

The Punjab government has been accused of another scam in the name of Corona. A petition has also been filed in the Punjab-Haryana High Court regarding this entire matter.

The Punjab government has been accused of another scam in the name of Corona. There has been a scam in the COVID Fateh kit of the Punjab government. The state government has been accused of giving new tenders to new companies several times by increasing the price of Karena Fateh kit every 15 days. The Corona Fateh kit contains many other items like medicines, masks, sanitizers and oximeters. Free Fateh kit is given to COVID positive patients by the Punjab government.

Lawyers of Punjab-Haryana High Court have obtained this information from RTI. The Punjab government has been hit hard by these tenders. A petition has also been filed in the Punjab-Haryana High Court regarding this entire matter.

Tender scam

According to the documents received by NewsNCR, in the first tender, Sangam Medical Store gave the tender at the lowest price of 837.76 paise. On 3 April 2021, the government bought 16668 same COVID Fateh kit for about Rs 100 per kit plus Rs 940.

After that a second new tender was floated on 20 April. In which the price of this kit was 1226.40 and a tender of 50,000 kits was given to a company named Grand Way, while this company does not even have a license to sell medical items. After this, the third tender was put on 7 May. , in which the price was increased to 1338 for 150,000 kits.

In this way, for the kit which was being available in the first tender for ₹ 837, in the third tender, the price increased to 1338 i.e. about ₹ 500 per kit more, while the contents of the kit were the same. Out of the conditions of the first tender, it was written in condition number 18 and 19 that this is an initial request.

And later the number of COVID Fateh kits can be increased or decreased. According to condition number 30 of this tender, this tender and prices will be valid for 180 days and the government can buy more kits from you at the same rate for 180 days. Now the question arises that when the first installment tender was getting such a low rate and it was valid for 180 days, yet why the second and third tenders were imposed at the increased prices?

Regarding this, the lawyers of the Punjab government in the Punjab and Haryana High Court have said that the entire matter is being investigated.

Government running bureaucracy, Akali leader Harsimrat Kaur surrounded the government

Regarding this whole scam, Akali leader former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that after selling government vaccines to private hospitals at exorbitant prices, another new scam of this Fateh kit has come to the fore. In this scam, the tender was changed many times regarding the rate. Tender rates were changed 5 times in 50 days. Tender for ₹ 750 kit was given for ₹ 1500. There has also been a scam of oximeter in this Fateh kit which was given to COVID positive patients. There were many cases in Bathinda and all over Punjab that there were no oximeters in many kits and substandard oximeters were inserted in many Fateh kits. Taking a dig at Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Harsimrat said that he never comes out of his form nor does he ever go to the hospital to inquire about the condition of any patient. The bureaucracy is running the government, due to which these big scams are coming out in the name of Corona.

The opposition is alleging scam to defame the government

Regarding the scam in Fateh Kit, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu says that the matter is in the High Court and the High Court has sought an answer from the government and whatever the answer is, it will be filed in the High Court. He said that the allegations being leveled against the government are being leveled by the opposition only to defame it and the Punjab government will give its answer in the High Court and there and milk will become milk and water. He said that the Akali Dal, which is protesting against the vaccine and Fateh kit, has lost its own political ground.

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