Rohtak: Taking stern action against the allegations of PGIMS, Rohtak Director taking favour from a pharma company in return of prescribing its injections and medicines, the Haryana Health Minister has now ordered an FIR against a pharma company for giving favours to the PGIMS director. Earlier, the minister had suspended the doctor in question.
Medical Dialogues had recently reported about the controversy that started after allegations on media and social media surfaced of the doctor taking favours from certain pharma in return of prescribing their injections. Responding to the allegations, the Health Minister asked for proof. He was then provided some documents going back to year 2013, whereby the doctor was allegedly taking favours from certain Laboratory in terms of air tickets from Delhi to Vancouver, Canada.
The communication that was sent by the said company to the doctor,”We are sure you will appreciate this gesture of our by extending your valuable patronage for our products… and trust that our association would grow stronger in the days ahead.”
After receiving the documents, the Health Minister ordered the suspension of the doctor and also an initiation of probe against him. The suspended director was also the Chief Vigilance Officer of the medical institute
“I have seen the documents, which establish that Dr Nitya gave benefits to the company at the cost of poor patients by referring medicines of that firm. Hence, I have asked the additional chief secretary (health) to place him under suspension and start a regular probe,” Vij announced.
Now, bringing the concerned pharma company in loop Health Minister Anil Vij has issued orders to register an FIR against a pharma company for giving favour to PGIMS director who was later suspended.
Talking to mediapersons here on Saturday, Vij told Tribune, “Orders have been issued to register an FIR against the company from which the director had taken favour as giving and accepting bribe are illegal. Besides this, orders have also been issued to present a report regarding the foreign visits of the doctors of the Health Department and the Medical Education Department in recent years and explain whether they were on trips on personal expenses or were sponsored by any medical company.”