Ministry of Health sued over double tendering of CT scanners

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The Ministry of Health has been sued for tendering afresh 37 CT scanners.

It is alleged that the scanners had already been budgeted for in the acquisition of Medical Equipment Services (MES) at a cost of Ksh.4.5billion.

Nairobi lawyer Anthony Otiende claims that Ministry of Health issued a fresh tender for the procurement of the scanners despite the existing allocation in the budget and inflated the cost four times.

Otiende has accused the ministry of purchasing each at a cost of Ksh.227million yet the current market stands at Ksh.40-45 million per machine.

The lawyer says that the country stands to lose billions arising from the alleged double tendering scandal.