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Joint director of Health suspended for seeking bribe

Press Trust of India 

: A health official, who was due for retirement from service in just two weeks, has been suspended for allegedly demanding a bribe for doing an official favour, sources said here Sunday.

The of Health in the district was placed under suspension for seeking money from a private hospital owner for certification of a scanning equipment purchased from Chennai, the sources said.

Also, the official sought money from a who was buildingan annexe of the district headquarters hospital in Tenkasi, they said.

The was to retire on February 28.

On a complaint from the private hospital owner and the contractor, has been suspended pending equiry, they said.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 20:45 IST