BJP members entered into Well of both the Houses of Bihar legislature on the issue. (Agencies)
Former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters that "substandard" medicines were purchased from six "blacklisted" companies in January this year and supplied in hospitals of the state.
As a result of supply of such medicines, one Arvind Sah of Banka, died in Bhagalpur hospital on May 21 last, he alleged.
The patient had come for treatment of his ear and lost his life after being administered anesthesia. The hospital without giving reason for his death got him cremated even without post mortem, he said alleging cover up.
Nitish Kumar was holding Health Department at the time after BJP had parted company with him in June last year.
Sushil Modi said that his party colleague Baidyanath Prasad through adjournment motion in Legislative Council had raised four issues.
First why medicines worth Rs 100 crore were purchased from six "blacklisted" companies located in Kerala and Rajasthan?
The medicines purchased were of "substandard" quality and supplied to hospitals at an "inflated" rates ranging from 4 percent to 875 percent, he alleged.
BJP members entered into Well of both the Houses of Bihar legislature on the issue.