Maldives’ former health minister to be charged in ventilator scam

The Maldives’ parliament voted to bring charges against former health minister Abdullah Ameen for misleading parliament regarding the procurement of ventilators for hospitals, Edition news reported. Earlier Abdullah Ameen resigned when the irregularities came to light

Dec 07, 2020
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The Maldives’ parliament voted to bring charges against former health minister Abdullah Ameen for misleading parliament regarding the procurement of ventilators for hospitals, Edition news reported. Earlier Abdullah Ameen resigned when the irregularities came to light.

The ethics committee of parliament concluded in a report that Ameen violated ethical norms by not reporting the exact findings of an audit report on the procurement. 

Ameen had denied the charges. However, the ethics committee said the minister’s statement in parliament contradicted the findings of the auditor general's report.  

Earlier an inquiry by the Anti Corruption Commission had also recommended charging the minister but the request was denied by the prosecutor general citing lack of evidence. 

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