Medicines were bought under emergency purchases at 10-time the actual prices between 2019 and 2022, a parliamentary subcommittee has found.
All these 286 instances of emergency purchases had taken place after the coronavirus pandemic.
A medicine worth around Rs. 400 had been bought at prices of between Rs. 1,950 and Rs. 4,000, said a spokesman for the subcommittee.
It has also been found that a majority of 10,000 annual tenders for the Health Ministry were corrupt.
A detailed report is to be given to the Committee on Public Finance.