Officials at the department said that CGHS is yet to receive the funds worth ` 300 crore from UTI.
Now, as the previous funds have not been cleared, the CGHS in its latest auditing found that around ` 117 crore is also pending.
The amount has accumulated to more than ` 400 crore and authorities at CGHS are perplexed, as how to distribute the funds.
Although government estimates suggest there are more than two crore beneficiaries of the scheme in India, enquiries by M AIL T ODAY revealed that hardly one or two patients visit the four CGHS centres in UP -- Allahabad, Lucknow, Kanpur and Meerut.
Even the joint director of CGHS in UP, from March 2010 to May 2012 and again from February 2013 till date, Dr Rakesh Asthana, didn't keep any record.
Attar Singh ( 46), a pharmacist at the Nanak Pura CGHS dispensary, Satish Kumar ( 40), Sanjeev Kumar ( 40) and Manoj Kumar ( 27) were arrested on Wednesday, on a tip- off.
The pharmacist sneaked into the dispensary database and managed to get details of some aged people who have not used their CGHS cards for more than three years," DCP ( crime) Ashok Chand said.
The police seized medicines stamped " CGHS supply not for sale" worth ` 1 lakh, CGHS cards, stamps of doctors at AIIMS and Safdarjung hospitals and OPD cards.