Unholy nexus of Doctors and Medical centres unearthed by IT raids : Rs 100 Cr black money revealed
Source :NewsBharati   Date :03-Dec-2017

Bengaluru, December 3: In a shocking news of an undercover nexus between doctors and medical centres in Bengaluru, the I-T dept detected Rs 100 crore black money. It claimed doctors were being paid for referring medical tests.

The issue came to light following the raids conducted at a few IVF clinics and diagnostic centres in the city. As per reports, the doctors were being paid huge commission 'for referring medical tests' around 35% for MRI and 20% for CT scans and other lab tests.
I-T sleuths, the department said, have seized about Rs 1.4 crore in cash and about 3.5 kg of jewellery and bullion during its three-day action against two in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) centres and five diagnostic centres.

They also seized foreign currency and detected foreign bank accounts with deposits running into crores of rupees.

While the labs searches have declared an undisclosed income of over Rs 100 crore, the amount of referral fee in case of a single lab is more than Rs 200 crore, it said in a statement.

The searches at the diagnostic centres, a senior official said, uncovered various methods by which doctors were being paid for referring medical tests.