In Assam, it has been revealed that Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, the spouse of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, purchased medical provides by way of establishments owned by Sarma. Throughout Himanta’s well being ministry within the earlier authorities, Riniki’s Vaka JCB Industries was awarded a contract for five,000 ppE kits. It’s the solely producer of sanitary napkins.
‘The Wire’ reviews, citing RTI paperwork, that the corporate was awarded the contract on March 18, 2020, with a direct order to buy the equipment. The well being ministry has equally issued work orders to GRD Prescription drugs and Meditime Healthcare, that are owned by Ghanshyam Dhanuka, a enterprise accomplice of the Sarma household.
Ghanshyam is the director of RBS Realtors, which is managed by Himanta’s son Nandil. In March 2020, it positioned an order for 20,000 kits for Meditime. GRD was additionally awarded the contract for 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
JCB Industries and Meditime have been unable to ship the products on time. However once more, the RTI paperwork present that the well being division had awarded procurement contracts to those firms.
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