Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kejriwal government's drugs purchase scam, Tarun Seem, and Public Health Fraud of India (PHFI)

Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra today named Tarun Seem as the bureaucrat in Kejriwal government whom health minister Satyendra Jain used in a scam in purchase of drugs for hospitals.

Tarun Seem was wrongly given the power to make purchases up to Rs 100 crore along with a number of other conflicting roles, Mishra said.

An IRS officer, Tarun Seem is the former Delhi health secretary. He was specially brought into the health department by Jain superseding more legitimate and senior officers.

The Lt. Governor of Delhi had in October 2016 stripped Tarun Seem of the charge of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The CBI on 04 May 2017 registered a corruption case against Tarun Seem in connection with a Rs 10.50-crore contract awarded to three security agencies to augment security at Delhi hospitals.

The name Tarun Seem rings a bell in my mind.

As far back as in March 2011, I had written about Tarun Seem sent "on deputation" from the central government to work for an entirely fraudulent entity called PHFI.

PHFI is a huge fraud perpetrated in the name of "public-private partnership" by then prime minister Manmohan Singh, giving Gates Foundation illegal power and influence in India's health policy administration.

I wrote in 2011-12 quite a few articles about PHFI, including the one linked below.

In April 2017, the central government cancelled the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) registration of PHFI, thereby barring this entity from receiving foreign funds.

PHFI was cobbled together in 2006 by a gang of fraudsters from McKinsey led by Rajat Gupta, on behalf of Bill Gates Foundation and other Big Business interests.

It's the same Rajat Gupta who was later caught in an insider trading scandal in the US, convicted, and had to serve a 2-year jail term.

Gupta's side-kick in wangling this fraudulent entity was an AIIMS cardiologist K. Srinath Reddy (also head of Manmohan Singh's medical team), who was made the CEO of PHFI.

Reddy -- who somehow wangled a wholly illegal secondment from AIIMS to PHFI at a salary of Rs 60 lakh p.a. plus bungalow and other perks -- is a fraudster in his own right.

He once forged a document showing PHFI's governing body composition and sent it to me under RTI. 

I believe Gupta and his gang of McKinsey fraudsters and side-kick Reddy had identified a number of pliable central government bureaucrats, including Tarun Seem, to work "on deputation" in their fraudulent organisation called PHFI.

Interestingly, prior to joining PHFI, Tarun Seem had been working in scam-tainted National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) which by the way later became a lucrative source of public funds for PHFI.


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