Port Blair: Dr Shipra Paul, Director of Health Services has been removed from her post by the Andaman and Nicobar Administration for her alleged involvement in a multi-crore medicine procurement scam.
A written order issued on Friday, by the administration states that Dr Shipra Paul has been officially removed from the post of Director and has been posted as Deputy Director (Medical) in the Health Department.
Dr Anwar Moosa, the Chief Medical Officer has also been ousted as District TB Officer for his alleged involvement in the case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation had a few months ago logged an FIR against the lady and Dr Moosa along with a pharmacist for their for their alleged direct involvement in the procurement of medicines worth several crores of rupees for the department, without the concerned authorities consent.
Questions are being raised on why the two have not been suspended and the soft stance being taken in their case by the administration.
Meanwhile, Dr. S P Burma, the Medical Superintendent of GB Pant hospital has been appointed as Director of Health Services of Andaman and Nicobar Administration with additional charges reports TNIE.