Supplementary diet: Firm supplied ‘substandard’ food to Polyclinic patients


Sheraz Rathore


The Polyclinic administration has allegedly awarded the contract of supplying supplementary food items to a blue-eyed firm which inversely provided substandard food to the patients.

The contract had illegally been given to Bilal Traders, which has submitted a bill of Rs2 million against the supply of unhealthy dietary food items, sources said. The bill was approved by the hospital assistant accounts officer (AAO) and the diet supervisor and more than 50 percent of the supplied unhealthy food was provided to the patients, the sources said.

According to the diet tender for the month of July, Bilal Traders submitted a blank bank form and the tender committee supported the illegal act and approved it.

According to the sources, the Bilal Traders supplied the supplementary food including non-standard meat to the hospital and it was allegedly distributed among the patients.

According to the sources, the Bilal Traders allegedly offered a bribe of Rs0.7 million to the hospital officials to get the tender. The sources also claimed that different healthy food items were supplied to officers at their home.