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After ED, ECHS also seeks records

After ED, ECHS also seeks records

After the Enforcement Directorate(ED) started a probe into the alleged fake Covid reports scam, Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), Ministry of Defence, has also sought details of the case and documents pertaining to the case.

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 30

After the Enforcement Directorate(ED) started a probe into the alleged fake Covid reports scam, Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), Ministry of Defence, has also sought details of the case and documents pertaining to the case.

Reliable sources in the Vigilance Bureau here have confirmed the development, adding that EMC Hospital was among the empanelled list of ECHS hospitals.

Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had started a probe into the scam to ascertain whether money changed hands through illegal means. It has asked for the records and FIR in this connection.

The Vigilance has booked five doctors and a hospital owner on charges of murder bid, fraud, forgery, criminal conspiracy and corrupt practices on June 23 after a number of patients, who were tested positive by a private laboratory and under treatment at hospital, were found to be negative. More complaints have been coming to the Vigilance Bureau in this connection, it is learnt.

Earlier, the hospital owner and its doctor have applied for bail. Today, the remaining suspects also applied for bail in the local court which has fixed July 3 the next date of hearing.

The lab authorities had also approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding that the Vigilance Bureau be restrained from conducting raids and release the machine and records seized illegally. The High Court has also fixed July 3 as the next date of hearing.

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