Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday carried out searches at the residence of Delhi minister Satyendra Jain in connection with the hiring of consultants in PWD.
Jain’s decision to hire 24 architects to set up a creative team for the Public Works Department through a detective agency had come under CBI scanner last year.
It has been alleged that the minister tweaked the tender documents to facilitate the contract for hiring 24 professionals who were to work on Mohalla clinics and other PWD projects. In a tweet, the minister claimed that all were forced to leave the place.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the matter was handed over to CBI by former LG Najeeb Jung before leaving the office.
“CBI raids when Satyendra Jain’s action against the private hospital’s is talking point all over. The Aam Aadmi Party is not going to fear lobbies,” Sisodia said in a tweet.
On Tuesday, the Delhi government formed guidelines to regulate the functioning of private hospitals and curb the practice of arbitrarily charging patients.
The draft advisory from the Delhi government for private hospitals include capping of profit made on drugs and consumables by private hospitals in the national capital, and provisions wherein they “cannot hold hostage” bodies of patients, who have died during the treatment there, even if families are unable to pay the due bills before the last rites.
The draft also proposes the doctors at private hospitals and nursing homes preferably prescribe drugs from the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and patients be consulted before administering drugs in the non-NLEM category.