Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 28
The Punjab Government today placed under suspension two officials involved in the embezzlement of Rs 75 lakh in the health department.
On September 26, The Tribune had highlighted how the two — the Finance Director and accountant Mandeep Kaur — of the National Health Mission siphoned Rs 75 lakh from the NHM accounts during the pandemic. The money was withdrawn in cash as well as was transferred to the personal accounts of the officials during financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Following the report, the two officials had on Monday deposited over Rs 40 lakh back to the account of the National Health Mission. Acting against the two, the government has asked them to report to the office of the Director, health services. Their salaries, too, have been attached.
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