Kathmandu, Nepal, April 3, 2020: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed his serious concerns over the alleged irregularity in the procurement deal signed earlier to procure the medical equipment to contain the novel corona virus (COVID-19).
Nepali Congress President Deuba, who is also the fourth time Prime Minister of the Country, has also demanded immediate fair investigation over the alleged dead signed between the government and a private supplier firm.
Though the government has already scrapped the deal after widespread controversies for quoting high price with the motive to alleged irregularities, the issue is widely raised from the different sectors even linking the high ranking officials in the scam.
The people from different walks of life have also criticized the government through various social media even demanding the resignation of Health and Population Minister Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Defense Ishowr Pokhrel.
Issuing a press statement on Friday, Nepali Congress President Deuba also called upon the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), to launch impartial investigation into the alleged irregularities in the medical procurement scam.
The controversy over the alleged corruption in the medical equipment procurement deal made earlier to contain the COVID-19 has tarnished the image of the country, Deuba has stated in the statement.
Likewise, he has also urged the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to facilitate in launching the fair investigation in the alleged scam reminding that his party Nepali Congress has extended its full support to the government in the prevention and containment of the novel corona virus.
In the statement, Nepali Congress President Deuba has also expressed his concern over the removal of the news content from the kathmandupress.com, an online news portal in Kathmandu.