Guwahati: The staff member of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) was suspended from work after selling expired medicines to an ICU patient on Friday.
The staff has been identified as Dipu Das, a regular employee of the Cardiothoracic and Neuroscience Centre. He is a resident of Boripara in the Maligaon area of Guwahati city.
According to sources, Das was caught red-handed by an attendant of an ICU patient while trying to forcibly sell expired medicines to him.
Following the incident, the GMCH administration quickly suspended the imposter from his position as a result of a written complaint from the victim.
Meanwhile, an FIR was lodged against the person at the Bhangagarh police station.
“The accused was immediately suspended after being found engaging in fraud. The individual was arrested after I filed an FIR”, said GMCH Superintendent, Abhijit Sarma.
However, a committee of inquiry has also been formed to look into the matter. The committee will have 48 hours to submit the report, he added.
Sarma further added that the accused has admitted that he kept the medicines in his car that he claimed to have taken from the belongings of ICU death patients.
Earlier too, several doctors of the GMCH have also come under the scanner for such alleged malpractices at the Emergency Operation Theatre (OT).
The incident has come to the light after a patient’s attendant earlier filed a complaint against a group of fraudsters at GMCH to Superintendent Abhijit Sarma for cheating in the name of purchasing surgical and medical equipment worth Rs 35,000.