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Bed allocation scam: hospital marketing manager detained


Bed allocation scam: hospital marketing manager detained

Sources said Anthony used his ties in the war room and secured beds, while also offering walk-in beds for almost Rs 15,000-20,000.

Anthony, Marketing Manager at Sapthagiri Hospital.  Credit: Special arrangement

The Central Crime Branch police team led by Deputy Police Commissioner Nagaraj investigating the bed allocation scam arrested another person working at a private hospital.

Anthony, marketing manager at Sapthagiri Hospital, got beds allocated to Covid-19 patients by receiving money, said Joint Police (Crime) Commissioner Sandeep Patil.

Sources said Anthony used his links in the war room and obtained beds, while also offering beds reserved for walk-in patients for almost Rs 15,000-20,000. From their preliminary investigations, the police learned that Anthony had arranged beds for 20 patients.

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“We check the details of his calls and retrieve the messages from his cell phone to find out who he was in contact with and how many beds he allocated to patients until his arrest,” said a senior officer.

8th arrest in fraud

With Anthony’s arrest, the number of people involved in the scam in custody rose to eight, including two medics and war room staff. Police continue to verify the data they have acquired in all war rooms.

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