The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced an investigation into the utilization of the N950m Covid-19 Intervention Fund by the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and all other Health Institutions that benefited from the Covid-19 Intervention Fund of the Federal Government.
This follows an alleged violation of the provisions of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
The ICPC in a statement said an immediate investigation by the Commission into the utilisation of the N950 million intervention fund by the teaching hospital in Port Harcourt has been initiated.
The statement said the ICPC has obtained documents from the Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital that would assist in its investigation of the utilisation of the Covid-19 Intervention Fund by the health institution.
The Federal Government had approved and released the sum of N950m each to 52 Federal Teaching Hospitals and Medical Centres under its Economic Sustainability Plan.
The amount was for the building and furnishing of Molecular Laboratories, Isolation Centres, 10 bedded Intensive Care Units (ICU), and procurement of Personnel Protective Equipment.